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Birthplace qualifiers in the introduction of biographical articles
Hi Gymnophoria, I'm sorry we seem to be having a difference of opinion over at Daniel Kawczynski. The reason why I think it is better to remove the qualifier "Polish-born" or "Polish-" from the opening sentence is primarily because the Wikipedia manual of style advises it at WP:OPENPARA under section 3, part 2 (my bolding):
- 3. Context (location or nationality);
- 1. In most modern-day cases this will mean the country of which the person is a citizen, national or permanent resident, or if notable mainly for past events, the country where the person was a citizen, national or permanent resident when the person became notable.
- 2. Ethnicity, religion, or sexuality should generally not be in the lead unless it is relevant to the subject's notability. Similarly, previous nationalities or the country of birth should not be mentioned in the opening sentence unless they are relevant to the subject's notability.
Kawczynski grew up in the UK from the age of six, was educated in the UK, has spent his professional life based in the UK, and is a UK MP. His notability is clearly as a British person. His Polish background is worth mentioning, yes, but I think it is superior to be precise and say exactly when he moved from one country to the other rather than simply putting the vague form "X-born Y" or "X-Y" at the start, which could mean anything from "Z person was born, raised, educated and initially worked in X country, then moved to Y country" to "Z person was born in X country, but moved to Y country when he was six years old". I hope you're well and thanks for your work on Wikipedia. Cheers, —14:25, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
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