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Biography

Template: Biography
Use on/in Articles about people (biographies)
Use for Biographical information box
Category template applies to page (none)
Template Parameters
(See Template style manual).
Name Purpose Required? SMW property Comment
width Width of info box no Defaults to 23em
name Name of person no Defaults to page name
image Picture of person no Use just the picture name
caption Caption for picture no Only appears if image also supplied
born when Date of birth no birthdate
born where, born where L Place of birth no birthplace SMW property only with linked version
died when Date of death no deathdate
born where, died where L Place of death no deathplace SMW property only with Succession details
relatives Details of relatives no One or more {{Relatives}} templates
religion Details of religious affiliations no One or more {{Religion bio}} templates
politics Details of political affiliations no One or more {{Politics bio}} templates
succession Succession details no One or more {{Succession}} templates

This template is an information box for all biographical articles. Rather than have separate templates for different types of biographies (e.g. politicians, monarchs, etc.) this template is designed with "plug ins" for different types of information. This allows the template to be kept reasonably compact, but at the same time allows for multiple entries of the same type. For example, with a politician it can allow succession information in more than one role, such as party leader and prime minister, or vice president and president. With anyone, it can allow for multiple marriages by using more than one {{Relatives}} template passed to the relatives parameter.

Sample Data Block

The following may be copied and pasted at the top of the page being edited

{{Biography
| name =
| image=
| born when=
| born where L=
| died when=
| died where L=
| relatives= {{Relatives
 | father L=
 | mother L=
 | spouse L=
 | partner L=
 | date=
 | where L=
 }}
 {{Children}}
| religion= {{Religion bio
 | affiliation L=
 | conversion date P=
 | under L=
 }}
| politics= {{Politics bio
 | party L =
 | when =
 }}
| succession= {{succession
 | hdg=
 | term=
 | start date P=
 | end date P=
 | prev L=
 | next L=
 }}
}}
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