Template:Persondata/doc

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NOTICE: Use of this template is obsolete. Instead, use data from Wikidata.
  • This template does not need to be removed immediately. But there should be an effort over time to move toward use of Wikidata. See this RfC from English Wikipedia.

Description[change source]

This metadata template provides for automatic data gathering and cataloging. It should be added to biographical articles (only). It must not be added to non-biographical articles, even if an article describes events related to a single individual. See Wikipedia:Persondata for the detailed documentation.

Usage[change source]

<!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]] -->
{{Persondata
|NAME              = 
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES = 
|SHORT DESCRIPTION = 
|DATE OF BIRTH     = 
|PLACE OF BIRTH    = 
|DATE OF DEATH     = 
|PLACE OF DEATH    = 
}}

Example[change source]

<!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]] -->
{{Persondata
|NAME              = Magellan, Ferdinand
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Magalhães, Fernão de (Portuguese); Magallanes, Fernando de (Spanish)
|SHORT DESCRIPTION = Sea explorer
|DATE OF BIRTH     = Spring 1480
|PLACE OF BIRTH    = [[Sabrosa]], [[Portugal]]
|DATE OF DEATH     = April 27, 1521
|PLACE OF DEATH    = [[Mactan Island]], [[Cebu]], [[Philippines]]
}}