Template:Infobox religious leader

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Infobox religious leader is an infobox to be used for religious teachers or leaders of any faith. To use this infobox, copy and paste the infobox code in the usage section into the article. Add values to any parameter fields that apply. Most parameters are general, and apply to any religion. There are several parameters that only apply to one specific religion. Any parameter left blank will not be displayed.

Usage[change source]

{{Infobox religious leader
| honorific-prefix = 
| name             = 
| honorific-suffix = 
| image            = 
| image_size       = 
| alt              = 
| caption          = 
| religion         = 
| religion_type    = 
| religion_name    = 
| office           = 
| birth_date       = <!-- {{Birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} or {{Birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| birth_place      = 
| birth_name       = 
| death_date       = <!-- {{Death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| death_place      = 
| buried           = 
| nationality      = 
| location_type    = 
| location_name    = 
| began            = 
| ended            = 
| predecessor      = 
| successor        = 
| other_posts      =
| honors           = 
| known_for        = 
| written_works    = 
| quote            = 
| website          = <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
| footnotes        = 

<!-- Hindu Parameters -->
| guru             = 
| disciple         = 
| philosophy       = 
}}

Parameters[change source]

  • religion: Major religion group. Examples: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, etc.
  • religion_type: Religion sub-type. Examples: Denomination, Sect, Branch, etc.
    • religion_name: Name of religion type.
  • location_type: Worship location type. Examples: Church, Temple, Mosque, Synagogue, etc.
    • location_name: Name of location type.
  • office: Current or last office. Examples: Deacon, Imam, Monk, Nun, Priest, Rabbi, Swami, etc.
  • began and ended: Dates started and stopped serving in office. Only used if office is entered.
  • predecessor: Person who previously held this office.
  • successor: The next person to hold this office.
  • other_posts: Other postings or positions held.
  • honors: Any titles, honors or awards received.
  • known_for: Any well known event or activity.
  • written_works: Any written work.
  • quote: Any well known quote.


  • For Hindu leaders:
    • guru: This person's guru.
    • disciple: This person's disciple.
    • philosophy: School of thought.

Examples[change source]

Hinduism[change source]

Swami Vivekananda
A black and white photo of a man, pictured from his waist up. The man stands with folded arms, wearing a dark full sleeve shirt and a turban. On the photo, in Sanskrit (in Bengali script), and in English: “One infinite pure and holy—beyond thought beyond qualities I bow down to thee” is written - signed Swami Vivekananda
ReligionHindu
Date of birth(1863-01-12)12 January 1863
Place of birthCalcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Birth nameNarendranath Dutta
Date of death4 July 1902(1902-07-04) (aged 39)
Place of deathBelur Math near Kolkata (Calcutta)
Guru/teacherRamakrishna Paramahamsa
PhilosophyVedanta
Yoga
Known forSpeech at the Parliament of Religions, Chicago
QuotationCome up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; ye are not matter, ye are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.
{{Infobox religious leader
| name             = Swami Vivekananda
| title            = 
| image            = Swami Vivekananda-1893-09-signed.jpg
| image_size       = 200px 
| alt              = A black and white photo of a man, pictured from his waist up. The man stands with folded arms, wearing a dark full sleeve shirt and a turban. On the photo, in Sanskrit (in Bengali script), and in English: “One infinite pure and holy—beyond thought beyond qualities I bow down to thee” is written - signed Swami Vivekananda 
| caption          = 

| religion         = Hindu

| birth_date       = {{birth date|1863|1|12|df=y}}
| birth_place      = [[Calcutta]], [[Bengal Presidency]], [[British Raj|British India]]
| birth_name       = Narendranath Dutta
| death_date       = {{death date and age|1902|7|4|1863|1|12|df=y}}
| death_place      = [[Belur Math]] near [[Kolkata]] (Calcutta)
| buried           =

| guru             = [[Ramakrishna Paramahamsa]]
| disciple         = 
| philosophy       = [[Vedanta]]<br />[[Yoga]]

| known_for        = Speech at the Parliament of Religions, [[Chicago]]
| quote            = Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; ye are not matter, ye are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.
}}

Anglican[change source]

The Most Rev. Dr. Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
Archbishop Tutu
ReligionChristian
DenominationAnglican
OfficeArchbishop
Date of birth (1931-10-07) 7 October 1931 (age 88)
Place of birthKlerksdorp, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
ProvinceAnglican Church of Southern Africa
Began1986
Ended1996
PredecessorDr. P.W.R. Russell
SuccessorDr. Njongonkulu Ndungane
Other postsBishop of Lesotho
Bishop of Johannesburg
Archbishop of Cape Town
Titles/honorsNobel Peace Prize
Known forFighting apartheid
Websitewww.tutu.org
{{Infobox religious leader
| honorific-prefix = The Most Rev. Dr.
| name             = Desmond Tutu
| title            = Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
| image            = Archbishop-Tutu-medium.jpg
| alt              = 
| caption          = Archbishop Tutu

| religion         = Christian
| religion_type    = Denomination
| religion_name    = Anglican
| office           = Archbishop

| birth_date       = {{Birth date and age|df=yes|1931|10|07}}
| birth_place      = [[Klerksdorp]], [[South Africa]]
| birth_name       = 
| nationality      = [[South Africa]]n

| location_type    = Province
| location_name    = Anglican Church of Southern Africa

| began            = 1986
| ended            = 1996
| predecessor      = Dr. P.W.R. Russell
| successor        = Dr. Njongonkulu Ndungane
| other_posts	   = Bishop of Lesotho<br />Bishop of Johannesburg<br />Archbishop of Cape Town

| honors           = [[Nobel Peace Prize]]
| known_for        = Fighting apartheid
| written_works    = 
| quote            = 
| website          = {{URL|www.tutu.org}}

| footnotes        = 
}}