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This is a documentation subpage for Template:Infobox person.
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.
To view the template page itself, see Template:Infobox person.

{{Infobox person}} may be used to summarize information about a particular person, usually at the top of an article. It is an alternative to more specific templates, such as {{Infobox yo mama}} and {{Infobox yo baby daddy}}.

edit Usage

ALL FIELDS ARE OPTIONAL, FOOL. That means you. Just because you see a bunch of fancy fields doesn't mean you should use 'em. Trust me, if your article sucks, don't bother using this template. It won't make it better.

edit Blank template with basic parameters

{{Infobox person
| name        = 
| image       = 
| alt         = 
| caption     = 
| birth_date  = <!-- Birth date: DD MONTHNAME YYYY -->
| birth_place = 
| death_date  = <!-- Death date and age: DD MONTHNAME YYYY (aged NN) -->
| death_place = 
| nationality = 
| other_names = 
| known_for   = 
| occupation  = 

edit Blank template with all parameters

{{Infobox person
| honorific_prefix          = 
| name                      = 
| honorific_suffix          = 
| image                     = 
| image_size                = 
| alt                       = 
| caption                   = 
| birth_name                = 
| birth_date                = <!-- Birth date: DD MONTHNAME YYYY -->
| birth_place               = 
| disappeared_date          = <!-- Disappeared date and age: DD MONTHNAME YYYY, (aged NN) ->
| disappeared_place         = 
| disappeared_status        = 
| death_date                = <!-- Death date and age: DD MONTHNAME YYYY, (aged NN) -->
| death_place               = 
| death_cause               = 
| body_discovered           = 
| resting_place             = <!-- {{Coord|LAT|LONG|display=inline}} Because we all want to know where the fuck Osama is buried. -->
| monuments                 = 
| residence                 = 
| nationality               = 
| other_names               = 
| ethnicity                 = 
| citizenship               = 
| education                 = 
| alma_mater                = 
| occupation                = 
| years_active              = 
| employer                  = 
| organization              = 
| agent                     = 
| known_for                 = 
| notable_works             = 
| style                     = 
| influences                = 
| influenced                = 
| home_town                 = 
| salary                    = 
| net_worth                 = 
| height                    = 
| weight                    = 
| television                = 
| title                     = 
| term                      = 
| predecessor               = 
| successor                 = 
| party                     = 
| movement                  = 
| opponents                 = 
| boards                    = 
| religion                  = 
| denomination              = 
| criminal_charge           = 
| criminal_penalty          = 
| criminal_status           = 
| spouse                    = 
| partner                   = 
| children                  = 
| parents                   = 
| relatives                 = 
| callsign                  = 
| awards                    = 
| signature                 = 
| signature_alt             = 
| signature_size            = 
| module                    = 
| module2                   = 
| module3                   = 
| module4                   = 
| module5                   = 
| module6                   = 
| website                   = <!-- {{URL|www.example.com}} -->
| footnotes                 = 
| box_width                 = 

edit Parameters

Do not use all these parameters for any one person. The list is long to cover a wide range of people. Only use those parameters that convey essential or notable information about the subject. Any parameters left blank or omitted will not be displayed. If a data field has more than one parameter name which can be used, the preferred name is listed first in bold print.

Parameter Explanation
honorific_prefix To appear on the line above the person's name
name Common name of person (defaults to article name if left blank; provide birth_name (below) if different from name).
honorific_suffix To appear on the line below the person's name
image Image name: lemonparty.jpg, tubgirl.png, goatse.gif, etc.
Don't use this, fucker.
alt Alt text for image, for visually impaired readers. But screw the blind, amirite?
caption Caption for image.
birth_name Name at birth; only use if different from name.
birth_date Date of birth: you can use {{Birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} for this, or just use DD MONTHNAME YYYY (age NN) (if living) or DD MONTHNAME YYYY (if dead).
birth_place Place of birth: city, administrative region, sovereign state.
disappeared_date For missing people: date of disappearance -- DD MONTHNAME YYYY (aged NN) -- if birth date is known, or just date of disappearance date, if birth date unknown.
disappeared_place For missing people: place of disappearance: city, administrative region, sovereign state.
disappeared_status For missing people: current status for the person, e.g. if the person is still regarded as missing, or if the person has been declared dead in absentia, with a date for such a ruling.
death_date Date of death: death date and age -- DD MONTHNAME YYYY (aged NN) -- if birth date is known, or just death date.
death_place Place of death: city, administrative region, sovereign state.
death_cause Cause of death.
body_discovered Place where the body was discovered.
resting_place Place of burial, ash-scattering, etc.
resting_place_coordinates Coordinates for place of burial, ash-scattering etc. Use {{coord}} template.
monuments Significant monuments erected or buildings etc. named in honour of the subject.
residence Location(s) where the person notably resides/resided, if different from birth place.
nationality Nationality. May be used instead of citizenship (below) or vice versa in cases where any confusion could result.
other_names Other notable names for the person, if different from name and birth_name.
ethnicity Ethnicity.
citizenship Citizenship. See usage notes for nationality, above.
education Education.
alma_mater Alma mater
occupation Occupation.
years_active Date range in years during which the subject was active. Use the format 1950–2000, or 1970–present if still active; note the use of an en dash.
employer Employer, if relevant.
organization Non-employing organization, if relevant.
agent The subject's agent, if relevant.
known_for</br> (known) A brief description of why the person is notable.
notable_works Title(s) of notable work(s) (publications, compositions, sculptures, films, etc.) by the subject, if any.
style The style in which the subject works,if applicable.
influences People who were influences of the subject. Nobody cares.
influenced People who were influenced by the subject. This isn't wikipedia, so nobody cares.
home_town The place where the person was raised and matured, if different from birth place and residence.
salary Annual salary or compensation, if relevant.
net_worth Current estimated net worth, if relevant.
height If person was nine feet tall, you might use this. Once again, nobody gives a shit.
weight If person was an infamous fat-ass, use this.
television Television programmes presented by or closely associated with the subject.
title Multiple uses: a formal title (First Lady of Japan), an awarded title, (such as Mr. Olympia), a job title (such as President of Ur Anus) or any stupid combination.

See also "awards" parameter, below, for awarded honors that are not really titles -- especially if you are an anal retentive.

term Years the person held the title listed above.
predecessor Person who previously held the title listed above.
successor Person who subsequently held the title listed above. Seriously, NOBODY CARES.
party If relevant. Field labelled Political party.
movement If relevant; non party-political.
opponents Notable relevant opponents (e.g. for major political office).
boards For board of directors membership(s), if relevant. Field labeled Board member of.
religion If relevant.
denomination Denomination of religion, if relevant.
For convicted criminals only. You're TOTALLY free to use this for Jack the Ripper.
spouse Name of spouse, followed by years of marriage. Use the format Name (1950–present) for current spouse and Name (1970–1999) for former spouse(s). Separate entries with a line break (<br />). For deceased persons still married at time of death, close the date range with death year. (Duh, right? Right.)
partner For unmarried life partners (of any gender or sexual preference), not business partners. Use the format Name (1950–present) for current partner and Name (1970–1999) for former partner(s).
children Number of children (i.e. 3), or list of names if notable, in which case, separate entries with a line break (<br />).
parents Names of parents, if notable. Separate entries with a line break (<br />).
Names of siblings or other relatives, if notable. Include the relationship in parentheses after the name (sister, uncle, etc). Separate entries with a line break (<br />).
callsign Amateur radio call sign, if relevant. Lolwhut?
awards Notable awards. If many, link to an appropriate section of the article instead. See also "title" parameter, above, for awarded titles. A single award should not use both parameters.
signature An image of the person's signature.
Used for embedding other infoboxes into this one.
website Official website only. Unofficial websites should be placed under ==External links== in the body of the article. Use {{URL}} as {{URL|www.example.com}}.
footnotes Notes about any of the infobox data.

edit Examples

Bill Gates
No Picture.jpg
Bill Gates stuffing his pockets with your cash. Your sweet, sweet cash!
Born October 28, 1955 (1955-10-28) (age 60)
Seattle, Washington, USA
Residence Medina, WA
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University (dropped out in 1975)
Occupation Chairman of Microsoft (non-executive)
Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Throw Money At Third-World Orphans To Assuage Their Guilty Consciences Foundation
Net worth US$53 billion (2010)[1]
Spouse Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children 3
Parents William H. Gates, Sr.
Mary Maxwell Gates
Signature butch.gif
Bill Gates
{{Infobox person
| name              = Bill Gates
| image             = No Picture.jpg
| caption           = Bill Gates stuffing his pockets with your cash. Your ''sweet, sweet cash!''
| birth_date        = {{birth date and age|1955|10|28}}
| birth_place       = [[Seattle, Washington]], USA
| nationality       = American
| occupation        = Chairman of [[Microsoft]] ''(non-executive)''<br />Co-Chair of the ''Bill & Melinda Gates Throw Money At Third-World Orphans To Assuage Their Guilty Consciences Foundation''
| networth          = {{gain}}[[Money|US$]]53 [[Nillion|billion]] (2010)<ref>[http://billionaires.forbes.com/topic/Bill_Gates Bill Gates topic page.] Forbes.com. Retrieved April 2010.</ref>
| spouse            = Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
| children          = 3
| residence         = Medina, WA
| alma_mater        = Harvard University (dropped out in 1975)
| website           = {{URL|http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/billg/default.mspx|Bill Gates}}
| signature         = Signature_butch.gif
| parents           = [[Some guy|William H. Gates, Sr.]]<br />[[Some broad|Mary Maxwell Gates]]
  1. Bill Gates topic page. Forbes.com. Retrieved April 2010.

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