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Born {{{birth_date}}}
Hometown {{{home_town}}}
Residence {{{residence}}}
Died {{{death_date}}}
Venerated in {{{venerated_in}}}
Beatified {{{beatified_date}}}, {{{beatified_place}}} by {{{beatified_by}}}
Canonized {{{canonized_date}}}, {{{canonized_place}}} by {{{canonized_by}}}
Major shrine {{{major_shrine}}}
Feast {{{feast_day}}}
Attributes {{{attributes}}}
Patronage {{{patronage}}}
Controversy {{{issues}}}
Catholic cult suppressed
{{{suppressed_date}}} by {{{suppressed_by}}}
Influences {{{influences}}}
Influenced {{{influenced}}}
Tradition or genre
Major works {{{major_works}}}

To use this template, copy the wikitext below and paste it in the "Veneration" section of the article. If the article is not divided into sections, it should be placed on top. Then, fill out the data fields. You can omit any unused fields.

Blank template

{{Infobox saint
| honorific_prefix=
| name = 
| honorific_suffix=
| image = 
| imagesize = 
| alt = 
| caption = 
| titles = 
| birth_name =
| birth_date = 
| birth_place = 
| home_town = 
| residence = 
| death_date = 
| death_place = 
| venerated_in = 
| beatified_date = 
| beatified_place = 
| beatified_by = 
| canonized_date = 
| canonized_place = 
| canonized_by = 
| major_shrine = 
| feast_day = 
| attributes = 
| patronage = 
| issues = 
| suppressed_date = 
| suppressed_by = 
| influences = 
| influenced = 
| tradition = 
| major_works = 


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TemplateData for Infobox saint

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Name name

Name under which the saint is venerated or best known. This should usually be the same as the article name.

String required
Image image

An icon, statue, etc. Use the name of the image file only; do not include "File:" (formerly "Image:").

File optional
Imagesize imagesizeimage_size

Width of the image. Use appropriate units, e.g. 150px for 150 pixels. If this parameter is omitted, 250px will be used.

String optional
Alt alt

Alt text for the image, for visually impaired readers. See [[WP:ALT]]. It should be specified if '''image''' is specified.

String optional
Caption caption

Caption for image, if felt useful.

String optional
Titles titles

Title/s under which saint is venerated. See the [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Saints/Style Guidelines#Terms and Titles|Style Guidelines]] for a definition of titles.

String optional
Birth_date birth_date

Date of birth. Can be approximate.

Date optional
Birth_place birth_place

Place of birth, if known.

String optional
Home_town home_town

no description

String optional
Residence residence

no description

String optional
Death_date death_date

Date of death. Can be approximate.

Date optional
Death_place death_place

Place of death, if known.

String optional
Feast_day feast_day

Saint's principal feast day. (Roman Catholic and Orthodox calendars often have different dates for the same saint. If a saint is venerated by both, it would be good to indicated both days and which is which, e.g., for St. John the Apostle: 27 December (Roman Catholic), 8 May (Orthodox).)There are also saints who are venerated only by True Orthodox Christians, such as those martyred by the New Calendarists (e.g. Catherine Rousis). As well as different dates for Anglicans, Lutherans, Copts, Ethiopians, etc. Sometimes there are different dates, normally only by a day or two, between different traditions within Orthodox Christianity. Such as for Great Martyr Catherine of Alexandria, who is commemorated a day later in the Greek [Orthodox] tradition, than in other Orthodox traditions.

Date optional
Honored_in honored_inhonoured_invenerated_in

Denomination/s that recognize the saint.

String optional
Beatified_date beatified_date

Date of beatification (if applicable).

Date optional
Beatified_place beatified_place

Place where beatification announced (if applicable).

String optional
Beatified_by beatified_by

Authority for beatification. (In Catholicism, this will be a Pope.)

String optional
Canonized_date canonized_date

Date of canonization (if applicable).

Date optional
Canonized_place canonized_place

Place of solemn canonization/glorification.

String optional
Canonized_by canonized_by

Authority for canonization. In Catholicism, this will be a Pope; in Orthodoxy, usually a synod.

String optional
Major_shrine major_shrine

e.g. site where saint's relics or principal icon held.

String optional
Attributes attributes

Standard iconographic elements: pontifical, episcopal insignia etc, tools of martyrdom, etc.

String optional
Patronage patronage

Trades, occupations, places, diseases, etc.

String optional
Issues issues

e.g. controversies about or associated with the saint.

String optional
Suppressed_date suppressed_date

Date when cult associated with this saint suppressed (Catholicism).

Date optional
Suppressed_by suppressed_by

Pope under whose authority the saint was removed from official veneration.

String optional
Influences influences

no description

String optional
Tradition tradition

no description

String optional
Influenced influenced

no description

String optional
Major_works major_works

no description

String optional


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

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