Socrates (example)
The Ancient Greek philosopher
Born470 BC
Died399 BC

Subject's complete name (birthdate – death) can be a lead-in to the subject's popular name. Describe the subject's nationality and profession(s) in which the subject is most notable. Provide a description of the subject's major contributions in the immediately relevant field(s) of notable expertise.

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Ensure that the following sections are organized by year.[1]

Early life[]

Explain the subject's early life historically using a journalistic style.[1]

Marriage and children[]

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[If applicable] Legacy If any, describe. See Charles Darwin for an example.

Philosophical and/or political views[]

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Published works[]

If any, list the works organized by date of publication. See Charles Darwin for an example.


Include honours, decorations, awards, and distinctions in this section, if any.

See also[]

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References/Notes and references[]

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  1. ^ a b Last, first (date). Name of page. Page xx. Publisher: xxxx

Further reading[]

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External links[]

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