Template:Infobox saint

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Born {{{birth_date}}}
Hometown {{{home_town}}}
Residence {{{residence}}}
Died {{{death_date}}}
Venerated in {{{venerated_in}}}
Beatified {{{beatified_date}}}, {{{beatified_place}}} by {{{beatified_by}}}
Canonized {{{canonized_date}}}, {{{canonized_place}}} by {{{canonized_by}}}
Major shrine {{{major_shrine}}}
Feast {{{feast_day}}}
Attributes {{{attributes}}}
Patronage {{{patronage}}}
Controversy {{{issues}}}
Catholic cult suppressed
{{{suppressed_date}}} by {{{suppressed_by}}}
Influences {{{influences}}}
Influenced {{{influenced}}}
Tradition or genre
Major works {{{major_works}}}

To use this template, copy the wikitext below and paste it in the "Veneration" section of the article. If the article is not divided into sections, it should be placed on top. Then, fill out the data fields. You can omit any unused fields.

Blank template

{{Infobox saint
| name = 
| image = 
| imagesize = 
| alt = 
| caption = 
| titles = 
| birth_name =
| birth_date = 
| birth_place = 
| home_town = 
| residence = 
| death_date = 
| death_place = 
| venerated_in = 
| beatified_date = 
| beatified_place = 
| beatified_by = 
| canonized_date = 
| canonized_place = 
| canonized_by = 
| major_shrine = 
| feast_day = 
| attributes = 
| patronage = 
| issues = 
| suppressed_date = 
| suppressed_by = 
| influences = 
| influenced = 
| tradition = 
| major_works = 


Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Name name Name under which the saint is venerated or best known. This should usually be the same as the article name. string empty empty required
Image image An icon, statue, etc. Use the name of the image file only; do not include "File:" (formerly "Image:"). wiki-file-name empty empty optional
Imagesize imagesizeimage_size Width of the image. Use appropriate units, e.g. 150px for 150 pixels. If this parameter is omitted, 250px will be used. string empty empty optional
Alt alt Alt text for the image, for visually impaired readers. See [[WP:ALT]]. It should be specified if '''image''' is specified. string empty empty optional
Caption caption Caption for image, if felt useful. string empty empty optional
Titles titles Title/s under which saint is venerated. See the [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Saints/Style Guidelines#Terms and Titles|Style Guidelines]] for a definition of titles. string empty empty optional
Birth_date birth_date Date of birth. Can be approximate. date empty empty optional
Birth_place birth_place Place of birth, if known. string empty empty optional
Home_town home_town no description string empty empty optional
Residence residence no description string empty empty optional
Death_date death_date Date of death. Can be approximate. date empty empty optional
Death_place death_place Place of death, if known. string empty empty optional
Honored_in honored_inhonoured_invenerated_in Denomination/s that recognize the saint. string empty empty optional
Beatified_date beatified_date Date of beatification (if applicable). date empty empty optional
Beatified_place beatified_place Place where beatification announced (if applicable). string empty empty optional
Beatified_by beatified_by Authority for beatification. (In Catholicism, this will be a Pope.) string empty empty optional
Canonized_date canonized_date Date of canonization (if applicable). date empty empty optional
Canonized_place canonized_place Place of solemn canonization/glorification. string empty empty optional
Canonized_by canonized_by Authority for canonization. In Catholicism, this will be a Pope; in Orthodoxy, usually a synod. string empty empty optional
Major_shrine major_shrine e.g. site where saint's relics or principal icon held. string empty empty optional
Feast_day feast_day Saint's principal feast day. (Roman Catholic and Orthodox calendars often have different dates for the same saint. If a saint is venerated by both, it would be good to indicated both days and which is which, e.g., for St. John the Apostle: 27 December (Roman Catholic), 8 May (Orthodox).)There are also saints who are venerated only by True Orthodox Christians, such as those martyred by the New Calendarists (e.g. Catherine Rousis). As well as different dates for Anglicans, Lutherans, Copts, Ethiopians, etc. Sometimes there are different dates, normally only by a day or two, between different traditions within Orthodox Christianity. Such as for Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria, who is commemorated a day later in the Greek [Orthodox] tradition, than in other Orthodox traditions. date empty empty optional
Attributes attributes Standard iconographic elements: pontifical, episcopal insignia etc, tools of martyrdom, etc. string empty empty optional
Patronage patronage Trades, occupations, places, diseases, etc. string empty empty optional
Issues issues e.g. controversies about or associated with the saint. string empty empty optional
Suppressed_date suppressed_date Date when cult associated with this saint suppressed (Catholicism). date empty empty optional
Suppressed_by suppressed_by Pope under whose authority the saint was removed from official veneration. string empty empty optional
Influences influences no description string empty empty optional
Influenced influenced no description string empty empty optional
Tradition tradition no description string empty empty optional
Major_works major_works no description string empty empty optional


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583).

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.