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Returns a person's date of death and age at that date. Available shortcut: {{Dda}}.

The idea of using the template, like with {{Birth date and age}} etc, is to allow for the inclusion of hidden metadata to be used, indexed or searched by software tools. However, as of October 2008 this template does not include any such metadata and never has since it was founded in December 2006. The apparent reason is that the [{{fullurl:wikipedia:HCard]] microformat, logically enough for an extension of "standard for electronic business cards", contains only "BDAY" field but nothing to do with a death. It is unclear when metadata standard for the dead will be developed and adopted. Until then, the template does nothing but format the input parameters.

Syntax

To display the death date with age

{{Death date and age|year of death}} <span title="HCard]] microformat, logically enough for an extension of "standard for electronic business cards", contains only "BDAY" field but nothing to do with a death. It is unclear when metadata standard for the dead will be developed and adopted. Until then, the template does nothing but format the input parameters.

Syntax

To display the death date with age

{{Death date and age|year of death<tt>" >month of death</span>]
Format
{{Death date and age|yyyy|mm|dd|yyyy|mm|dd|df=yes}}
{{Death date and age|yyyy|mm|dd|yyyy|mm|dd|mf=yes}}

Using the Dda shortcut

{{Dda|yyyy|mm|dd|yyyy|mm|dd|df=yes}}
{{Dda|yyyy|mm|dd|yyyy|mm|dd|mf=yes}}

Examples

{{Death date and age|1993|2|24|1941|4|12|df=yes}}
returns 24 February 1993(1993-02-24) (aged 51)
{{Death date and age|1993|2|24|1941|4|12|mf=yes}}
returns February 24, 1993(1993-02-24) (aged 51)

Note: The template will appear broken when the parameters are left blank.

Day First (df) and Month First options

The df (day first) parameter indicates the intended date format to display. It is switched on by setting it to "y" or "yes" e.g. df=yes or df=y.

The default output of this template is the month before the day (American-based style). This default may not be appropriate in articles about people from parts of the world where the day precedes the month in a date (e.g. Europe). In such cases the parameter df should be set.

It is possible to use similar parameter "mf" to stress the month-first format so that relying on the default does not lead an editor or bot to change the format to an unintended value; however, it is ignored by the template itself. (So, should both parameters be mistakenly used at once, df takes precedence.)

Examples:

{{Death date and age|1993|2|24|1941|4|12|df=yes}}
displays "24 February 1993(1993-02-24) (aged 51)"
{{Death date and age|1993|2|24|1941|4|12|mf=yes}}
displays "February 24, 1993(1993-02-24) (aged 51)"

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