Talk:Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Good article Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz has been listed as one of the History good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
February 5, 2011 Good article nominee Listed

Cause of death[edit]

The German entry, which of course is much longer, indicates Queen Louise died of eine Lungenentzündung — a lung inflammation. I can't tell from the German text whether she had pneumonia. Anyone know? Sca (talk) 17:22, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Lemurbaby (talk) 14:54, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources:
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:


  1. Beautiful article! Before I can award GA, there are a few minor changes needed. You do need to fix the disambiguation link on Strelitz, and remove the periods at the end of image captions that are not complete sentences. Also, you'll need to run through and copy-edit the punctuation in the article to conform to the guidelines here. I'm seeing many instances of She said, "We're here". when it should be She said, "We're here." and vice-versa. Finally, given that the German source mentions she died of a lung inflammation, it may be preferable to reword the section on her death to something like, "The cause of her death is uncertain,(your refs), but has been attributed by some to a lung inflammation(the German entry's refs)," for example. Once these minor tweaks have been made, this article is more than ready for GA. -- Lemurbaby (talk) 15:03, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the recommendations. I fixed all of the punctuations and disambiguation issues. I cannot however find anything specific on why she died. I looked at the German Wikipedia entry, which implies she died from pneumonia, but it is not sourced with an inline citation. I don't want to put something unsourced in the English article, so do you think I should just leave it to say she died from unknown causes? Thanks, and I appreciate you taking the time to review the article! Ruby2010 talk 18:56, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification - not being a German speaker, I couldn't verify the reference to her cause of death in the German article for myself and relied on the unaddressed talk page comment for that suggestion. As long as your choices about punctuation for quotations in the body of the article follow the guidelines in the Manual of Style, this article is good for GA - and for FA in my opinion. -- Lemurbaby (talk) 19:14, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, the punctuation is indeed now within Manual of Style guidelines. Thank you again for the review! Ruby2010 talk 19:28, 5 February 2011 (UTC)