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Usage

This template returns the number of full years between two specified dates. If the second set of parameters is not included, it returns the number of full years between a specified date and today's date.

Dates are checked for validity. For example, 29 February 2000 is accepted, but 29 February 1900 is not a valid date.

Partial dates such as July 1989 (no day) or 1989 (no month and no day) can be entered using 0 for missing values. Having no year, or having a day with no month is an error.

Syntax
{{age|year|month|day|year2|month2|day2}} or
{{age|year|month|day}} or
{{age|date|date2}} or
{{age|date}}
Examples
{{age|1989|7|23|2003|7|14}} → 13
{{age|1989|7|0|2003|7|14}} → 14
{{age|1989|0|0|2003|7|14}} → 14
{{age|1989|7|23}} → 28
{{age|23 July 1989|14 July 2003}} → 13
{{age|July 1989|2003}} → 14
When entering dates before the Common Era, use astronomical year numbering: 1 BCE is represented by 0, 2 BCE by -1, 3 BCE by -2 etc. For example, the following gives the number of full years since the battle of Cannae, which took place on August 2, 216 BCE:
{{age|-215|8|2}} → 2232
{{age|August 2, 216 BCE}} → 2232

The options described at Module:Age can be used, for example:

{{age|format=commas|-215|8|2}} → 2,232
{{age|format=cardinal|1970|1|1|1998|2|1}} → twenty-eight
{{age|format=ordinal|1970|1|1|1998|2|1}} → twenty-eighth

When only one date is entered, the current date is used for the other date. The template outputs a span that can be used by a calling infobox to detect if only one date was used. The following shows two examples with the exact wikitext that is produced, as seen at Special:ExpandTemplates:

{{age|2010}}<span class="currentage"></span>8
{{age|format=raw|2010}}8

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Age

This template returns the number of full years between two specified dates. If the second set of parameters is not included, it will return the number of full years between a specified date and today's date.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Year ("from" date) 1

The year of the "from" date

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number required
Month ("from" date) 2

The month of the "from" date, 1 through 12

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number required
Day ("from" date) 3

The day (of month) of the "from" date, 1 through 31

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number required
Year2 ("to" date) 4

The year of the "to" date, if required

Default
{{CURRENTYEAR}}
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number optional
Month2 ("to" date) 5

The month of the "to" date, if required

Default
{{CURRENTMONTH}}
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number optional
Day2 ("to" date) 6

The day (of month) of the "to" date, if required

Default
{{CURRENTDAY}}
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number optional

See also