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This star symbolizes the featured content on Wikipedia.

On Mondays and Fridays, the Main Page includes a section where an introduction to one of Wikipedia's featured lists is displayed. The current month's queue can be found here. The lists appearing on the main page are scheduled by the featured list director Giants2008.

To appear on the main page, a list must already be featured. For more information on the featured list promotion process, please see Wikipedia:Featured list candidates, and the featured list criteria. In addition to being featured, a main page blurb must be drafted, which introduces the subject of the list. Main page blurbs are roughly 1,000 characters in total length, with no endlines, reference tags, alternate names, or extraneous bolding, although the link to the specified featured list should be bolded. You can submit a list at Wikipedia:Today's featured list/submissions.

At the moment, lists are scheduled by the FL director or the FL delegates, although we will eventually be devising a community-based system for selecting each day's list. We encourage editors to submit and review as many blurbs as possible. If you notice a problem with an upcoming main-page featured list, please leave a message talkpage here.

Further ideas on how you can participate can be found at Wikipedia:Today's featured list/get involved.


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Today's featured list (April 18)

A photograph of a bald man with a grey moustache wearing glasses and a black tuxedo, looking at the camera, and holding a drinking glass

The World Fantasy Award for Best Novel is given each year by the World Fantasy Convention to one or two fantasy novels published in English or translated into English during the previous calendar year. A work of fiction is defined by the organization as a novel if it is 40,000 words or longer; other World Fantasy Awards are given out for pieces of shorter lengths in the Short Story and Novella categories. The World Fantasy Award for Best Novel has been awarded annually since 1975. Nominees and winners are decided by attendees and judges at the convention. During the 39 nomination years, 135 authors have had works nominated; 39 of them have won, including ties. Only four authors have won twice: Gene Wolfe (pictured), out of seven nominations; Tim Powers, out of five; Jeffrey Ford, out of three; and James K. Morrow for both of his nominations. Wolfe has the most nominations for an author who has won at least once, while Stephen King has the most nominations without winning, at nine, followed by Charles L. Grant at six and Jonathan Carroll at five. (Full list...)

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The order of battle of the Army of the Danube, a field army of the French First Republic, consisted of three divisions plus an advance guard, a reserve, and an artillery park. There were approximately 25,000 members of the Army of the Danube, the role of which was to invade southwestern Germany, precipitating the War of the Second Coalition. The artillery park was under the command of Jean Ambroise Baston de Lariboisière and consisted of 33 cannons and 19 howitzers. Initially, the Army included five future Marshals of France: its commander-in-chief, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (pictured); François Joseph Lefebvre; Jean-Baptiste Drouet; Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr; and Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier. After the Army's defeat in the Battle of Ostrach on 20–21 March 1799, the Army was reorganized and command shifted to another future marshal, André Masséna. The Army was disbanded that November and its units dispersed among other French field armies by mid-December. (Full list...)