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Template:Death date

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Template:Death date will return a person's date of death.

Using this template rather than simply inserting the date into articles allows for the inclusion of hidden metadata about the date. This metadata can be used by web browsers and other software tools to extract the details, and display them using some other website or mapping tool, index or search them.

Usage

{{Death date|year of death|month of death|day of death|additional parameters}}

Additional parameters

The df (day first) and mf (month first) parameters indicate the intended date format to display. The appropriate parameter should be set to "y" or "yes", e.g. |df=y or |df=yes.

The default output of this template is to display the month before the day. This default may not be appropriate for articles about people from parts of the world where the day precedes the month in a date. In such articles the parameter, "df", should be set to display the day before the month.

The parameter "mf", while not actually used by the template, will indicate that month first format is intended. Using these parameters can assist bots or other automated processing to detect which date format is intended; leaving the format as default may lead an editor or bot to change the format to an unintended value.

Do not specify both "df" and "mf" parameters in the same use of the template, as these formats are mutually exclusive.

Range, Calendar

Since the data is emitted in the ISO 8601 format, the calendar must be the Gregorian calendar; the first acceptable year is 1583, the last acceptable year is 9999 (which would only be a concern for fictitious characters).

Examples

  • {{Death date|1993|2|24}}(1993-02-24)February 24, 1993
  • {{Death date|1993|2|24|df=yes}}(1993-02-24)24 February 1993
  • {{Death date|1993|2|24|mf=yes}}(1993-02-24)February 24, 1993

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Death date

This template will return a person's date of death. Using this template rather than simply inserting the date into articles allows for the inclusion of hidden metadata about the date. This metadata can be used by web browsers and other software tools to extract the details, and display them using some other website or mapping tool, index, or search them.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Year of death 1

The year in which the person died.

Example
1993
Number required
Month of death 2

The month (number) in which the person died.

Example
2
Number required
Day of death 3

The day (number) in which the person died.

Example
24
Number required
Day first df

When set to 'y' or 'yes', the date of death is output in a DMY format.

Example
y
String optional
Month first mf

When set to 'y' or 'yes', stresses that the default MDY date format is intended for the date of death.

Example
y
String optional

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See also

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