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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Biography. This department focuses on assessing the quality and priority of Wikipedia's biography articles. A quality rating estimates how close an article comes to a professional standard. The priority or importance rating estimates the relative importance of a subject when compared to other biographical articles.; this rating can help project members to prioritise editing work. These quality and priority rating systems were established by the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team, and are customised by WikiProject organisers.

An article's rating is set in the class parameter of the {{WikiProject Biography}} project banner on the article's talk page. Setting the class value causes the article to be listed in the corresponding sub-categories under Category:Biography articles by quality, and to lists generated by bots such as.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I request an article assessment?
Add it to the assessment request queue below. If you'd like someone to write some constructive feedback about the article, you can request a peer review from editors outside WikiProject Biography. At present, WikiProject Biography's peer review is backlogged.
Who can rate an article?
Anyone can rate a biographical article, but if you revised an article enough to change its potential rating, or if you have a conflict of interest, someone else should review it. A rating higher than B-class requires a more formal review process.
What if I disagree with a rating?
Ask the reviewer what they think the article needs (preferably on the article's talk page). You can also (re)list the article in the assessment request queue, or directly ask a WikiProject Biography member to review it.
Are the ratings subjective?
Reviewers are expected to follow Wikipedia's article quality grading criteria.
How can I begin assessing articles?
See "How to assess an article" below.

Light bulb iconB If you have a question not answered here, please feel free to ask on the assessment talk page.

How to assess an article[edit]

Read the criteria in the quality scale, and determine which grade best reflects the state of the article. If the quality grade you chose differs from the one on the article's talk page, set the grade by changing the class parameter for each WikiProject banner, like this:

{{WikiProject Biography |class=Start}}

If the article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography but does not have a {{WikiProject Biography}} banner on its talk page, add the banner.

You can find articles to rate in Category:Unassessed biography articles. This is a list of talk pages that have a banner with an incomplete assessment.

There's more to article assessment than just quality and priority grades. See {{WikiProject Biography}} for complete instructions.

Class parameter[edit]

The valid values for the class parameter are:

Articles without a valid class are listed in Category:Unassessed biography articles. Quality ratings should adhere to the quality scale below.

It is not necessary to add a class parameter to talk pages that do not correspond to ordinary articles. For categories, disambiguation pages, redirects, etc., the class is implicit.

Priority parameters[edit]

{{WikiProject Biography}} has separate priority parameters for specialised sub-projects and work groups. WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers has its own priority scale; please use it. For all other work groups and WikiProjects listed here, use WikiProject Biography's priority scale.

The valid values for all priority parameters are: Top, High, Mid, and Low.

Do not use priority parameters for non-articles (redirects, disambiguation pages, categories, etc.).

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Priority scale[edit]

Priority must be regarded as a relative term. If priority values are applied within this project, these only reflect the perceived importance to this project and to the work groups the biography falls under. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another project. The criteria used for rating article priority are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it).

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top High probability that non-Historians would look this up. Limited to the top 200 biographies. Must have had a large impact outside of their main discipline, across several generations, and in the majority of the world. For instance, Einstein, brilliant physicist, but his theories have affected people outside of physics and in many other countries besides his nation of origin and several generations. His ideas have changed the way people think. No member should give this rating to any biography without first getting Project approval from the other members. Albert Einstein
High Must have had a large impact in their main discipline, across a couple of generations. Had some impact outside their country of origin. Patrick Henry
Mid Important in their discipline. John Seigenthaler, Sr.
Low Subject is notable in their main discipline. Morena Baccarin

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you would like a WikiProject Biography volunteer to rate an article, please feel free to list it below.

This is a quality rating only. Reviewers usually do not comment on the article. For more detailed feedback, you can request a peer review.

Articles submitted to the list below can be rated up to B-class. For higher assessments, see Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Instructions and Wikipedia:Featured article criteria.

Reviewers: For general assessment instructions, see "How to assess an article" above. After you assess an article, please delete it from the list.

If you checked for B-class readiness, please add a short section titled "B-class review" to the article's talk page. If you do not believe the article meets the criteria for B-class, explain what improvements it needs in order to pass. If it passes, confirm in writing that you checked the article for all B-class criteria, and that it passed.

Edit this section and add request to the end of the list.

  1. Denny Weston Jr Thsmi002 (talk) 02:20, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. Brian_Banks_(politician) - norris.michaelj (talk) 10:53, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
  3. Tenisha_Yancey_(politician) - norris.michaelj (talk) 10:53, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. Ibrahim NjoyaKhu'hamgaba Kitap talk 19:41, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  5. Agnes of Périgord --David (talk) 23:26, 21 November 2017 (UTC) B-Class article
  6. Jack Radcliffe - Luminum (talk) 16:57, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  7. Ken Kesey - Brian Fenton (talk) 20:47, 4 December 2017 (UTC) B-Class article
  8. Leighton MeesterRfl0216 (talk) 00:19, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  9. Tsunesaburō Makiguchi - Kelvintjy (talk) 05:48, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  10. Daisaku Ikeda - Kelvintjy (talk) 05:49, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  11. John Draperahess247 (talk) 22:02, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  12. Melvin WineNOLA1982 (talk) 22:06, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
  13. Isabelo de los Reyes -NyanThousand (talk) 07:20, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
  14. Oriol JunquerasObi2canibe (talk) 20:40, 1 January 2018 (UTC) B-Class article
  15. Carles PuigdemontObi2canibe (talk) 20:40, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
  16. Lennaert Nijgh - SubjectIsDead (talk) 14:29, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
  17. Havilah Babcock - Schwiiz (talk) 20:23, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  18. Jackson Crawford - Schwiiz (talk) 20:44, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  19. Rosie Batty - Jack N. Stock (talk) 00:25, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
  20. Kim Min-jae (footballer) - Fbgpwns5277 (talk) 16:05, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  21. Alice Mayhew - Jaldous1 (talk) 18:48, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  22. Gail Sheehy - Jaldous1 (talk) 18:49, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  23. Vanessa JenningsNOLA1982 (talk) 21:31, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
  24. Augustin-Jean Fresnel: Since early December 2017, this article has been completely rewritten and restructured, massively expanded, and exhaustively checked against a long list of sources. Case for "High" importance: Completely reconstructed his main discipline (physical optics), with effects continuing to the present day, knowing no borders. Case for "Top" importance: High probability that any elementary physics student would look this up. Improvements to lighthouses had a large impact on travel and trade, globally, for more than a century. — Gavin R Putland (talk) 10:11, 20 January 2018 (UTC). B-Class article
  25. Pale Waves - EL Foz87 (talk) 13:27, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
  26. Josh Ho-Sang - HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 08:02, 24 January 2018 (UTC)
  27. Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho - Jp16103 16:59, 28 January 2018 (UTC) Good article
  28. Bidhu Bhushan Ray - Amuk (talk) 07:04, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  29. Jeremy Glinoga
  30. Draft:Nestor Mesta Chayres - (talk) 17:02, 27 February 2018 (UTC)PS
  31. Ramesh Chandra Majumdar (physicist) - Amuk (talk) 05:08, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
  32. Kambadur Muralidhar - Amuk (talk) 12:02, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
  33. J-HopeNyantatata ^-^ (Say hi!) 21:03, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
  34. Grace Cadell - Papamac (talk) 10:32, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
  35. Hugh Thomson - extabulis (talk) 18:50, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
  36. Pat O'Keeffe heavily expanded through COI process. Okeeffemarc (talk) 23:31, 23 March 2018 (UTC) B-Class article
  37. Arvind Kumar (academic) - Amuk (talk) 17:54, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  38. Meritxell BorràsObi2canibe (talk) 20:04, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  39. Arthur Frederick Bettinson - Thoroughly sourced and expanded. please take a look. Okeeffemarc (talk) 01:54, 4 April 2018 (UTC) B-Class article
  40. Indira Gandhi- Jonathansammy (talk) 18:34, 5 April 2018 (UTC) B-Class article
  41. Sanjay Gandhi - Jonathansammy (talk) 18:34, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
  42. James Marshall HeadEagledj (talk) 13:49, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  43. Gordon Kennedy (musician)Eagledj (talk) 13:49, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  44. Andrew MaranissEagledj (talk) 13:49, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  45. Abdurauf Fitrat - Zarasophos (talk) 13:56, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
  46. Virginia Minnich - Biochemlife (talk) 14:36, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
  47. Trent Schroyer - bizdata (talk) 17:38, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
  48. David Ames - Nestek (talk) 17:22, 8 May 2018 (WST)
  49. Judah ben Tabbai - --Yael Tziyona (talk) 14:23, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
  50. Dennis Linde -Eagledj (talk) 19:03, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
  51. The Phenomenauts - Added 4,000 words; 109 references; five free images; 3 non-free images; four audio clips with subtitles; band member timeline. —Culix (talk) 05:36, 13 May 2018 (UTC) B-Class article
  52. Tom McPherson — Looking to remove stub status SportingFlyer talk 21:42, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  53. Gabrielle Suchon- looking to remove stub class Vsgrossman (talk) 23:38, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
  54. Bob Hall (American motoring journalist) - cleaned up content and references - is this enough to get it from stub to start? My Gussie (talk) 22:09, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  55. Glückel of Hameln - I am looking to have start class reassessed following a significicant expansion and improvement upon the article, particularly regarding citations. Trematetremate (talk) 02:49, 6 June 2018 (UTC) B-Class article
  56. Margaret Roper -Looking for a reassessment for my article that I've improved for a class wikiprojectAshallcr07 (talk) 19:17, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  57. Matt Szczur- added to and cleaned up existing content and citations GPL93 (talk 16:31, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
  58. Sfera Ebbasta - new article, in need of assesment. Nehme1499 (talk) 11:30, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
  59. Alfredo Antonini - listed as Start-Class in 2008. It needs reassessment due to expansion, inclusion of external links and photos. Thanks104.207.219.150 (talk) 16:56, 29 June 2018 (UTC)PS
  60. Nicholas Magallanes - listed as a Start-Class in 2017. Kindly reassess due to expansion, inclusion of external links and photos. Many thanks in advance (talk) 17:02, 29 June 2018 (UTC)PS
  61. Andrew Divoff - currently listed as stub class. However, I have greatly expanded the article and provided many new citations from legitimate sources. Elwright13 (talk) 03:34, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
  62. Mj Rodriguez - new article in need of assessment. Thanks! Luminum (talk) 18:42, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
  63. Satish Kumar Gautam - Requesting preliminary assessment before I begin work on this. Thanks in advance, MakersBreath (talk) 13:35, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
  64. Lorenzo de Zavala - Eagledj (talk) 02:53, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  65. Bob Morrison (songwriter) - Eagledj (talk) 03:00, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
  66. Jacek Leociak -- K.e.coffman (talk) 06:25, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  67. Helmut Krausnick -- K.e.coffman (talk) 06:25, 25 August 2018 (UTC)B-Class article
  68. Edward J. Davies -- K.e.coffman (talk) 06:25, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  69. Bernd Stegemann -- K.e.coffman (talk) 06:25, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  70. Gerhard Schreiber -- K.e.coffman (talk) 06:25, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  71. Jörg Echternkamp -- K.e.coffman (talk) 06:25, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  72. James A. Baker (born 1821) - expanded from stub and sorted out confusions about persons named James A. Baker Oldsanfelipe (talk) 19:14, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
  73. James A. Baker Jr. - expanded from stub and dealt with disamibiguation issues. Oldsanfelipe (talk) 19:14, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
  74. Adipati Dolken – expanded from stub, in process of WP:DYKN. Thanks! Angga (formerly Angga1061) 04:00, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  75. Harold Cottam -- Significantly expanded from stub and added thorough list of citations. 2602:30A:C045:4390:CCC8:8D89:DCB2:930 (talk) 09:21, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
  76. Beau Jocque — requesting re-assessment after article expansion. NOLA1982 (talk) 03:26, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
  77. Edgar Stuart, Duke of Cambridge Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 18:23, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  78. Lionel Wilson (voice actor) has been beefed up since it was assessed as Stub-class in 2007 and may now qualify one or two classes higher. JSaltzer (talk) 17:20, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  79. Jim ToweyGenericusername57 (talk) 18:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  80. Cyril Asquith, Baron Asquith of BishopstoneAtchom (talk) 22:50, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  81. Frances Tolmie - This article has been expanded during a recent editathon and is no longer a stub. Could you please reassess? Delphine Dallison (talk) 14:25, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  82. Q-Tip (musician), article needs reassessment. Blackjays1 (talk) 20:51, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
  83. Thomas Braddell – article needs reassessment. Last assessment was 21 May 2008 Fiipchip (talk) 02:45, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  84. José María Callava - adapted from Pensipedia article Carter (talk) 12:09, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  85. Charles-Henri Bertin - translated and adapted from French Wikipedia Carter (talk) 12:09, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  86. Asha de Vos - this article has been further expanded since it was classed as a stub and I believe it should now be rated as start-class or C-class. Delphine Dallison (talk) 19:44, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  87. Claude Fuess --Nannochloropsis (talk) 04:57, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  88. Death of Ranko Panić – Requesting reassessment after greatly expanding article (1000 words, 1 image) --Aleksamil (talk) 14:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  89. Anil Sadgopal - Amuk (talk) 04:05, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


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