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{{Marriage}} takes up to three unnamed parameters – plus either, both or neither of the named parameters |()= and |end= – to produce output such as the following:

Jane Doe (m. 18951905)
Fred Smith (m. 2010)
Jack Ripper (m. 1885; wid. 1888)
Frank Lee & Aynee Text (m. 2002–13)

The above were produced by:

{{marriage |[[John Doe|Jane Doe]] |1 January 1895 |December 31, 1905}}
{{marriage |Fred Smith |()=smaller |2010}}
{{marriage |Jack Ripper |1885 |July 27, 1888 |end=w.}}
{{marriage|()=small |Frank Lee & Aynee Text |2002 |2013}}

Syntax and parameters

{{marriage(|()=) |[Text] |[start date] |[end date] (|end=)}}

Parameter Description
() Set |()=small or |()=smaller to reduce the font-size used for the parenthesis. (See second and fourth examples above.)
Text Some text – usually a spouse's name – preceding the parenthesis carrying the marriage date/s, etc.
start date
end date
Only the year within each of these will be displayed. If either has more information (e.g., month, day), it is given via a tooltip, i.e., {{Abbr}}. (See first and third examples above.)
end Reason for marriage's end.
Set |end="div", "div." or "divorced" (without quotemarks) to include "div." within the parenthesis;
 or |end="w", "w.", "wid", "wid." or "widowed" (without quotemarks) to include "wid." (see third example above);
 or |end=[item] to use a customised text/tooltip/etc. For example:
{{marriage |Miss Doe |January 1, 1882 |December 31, 1905 |end={{abbr|d.|died}}}}
which produces: Miss Doe (m. 1882; d. 1905)


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Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Spouse's name 1spouse Name of the person to whom the subject is married. string empty empty required
Date married 2date Date the marriage began. string empty empty required
Date ended 3end Date the marriage was dissolved or the spouse of the article's subject died. string empty empty optional