This category (and, within its own specific purpose, the Category:Year of birth unknown) is intended for placement in biographical entries about deceased individuals, primarily from antiquity whose year of death is lost to history and never likely to be known. "Year of death unknown" will also be applicable to some individuals from the less-remote past whose varying degrees of notability were sufficient to justify a biographical entry, but whose deaths occurred in times and under circumstances which precluded the recording and/or preservation of historical records.
In the case of contemporary or recent figures whose year of death is presumed to have been recorded and could be researched, please use Category:Year of death missing.
This category and categories Date of death unknown and Date of death missing (each of the "Date" categories indicates the presence of the year of death, but the absence of the month and day) are intended to be mutually exclusive.
Related categories Edit
- Category:Year of death missing
- Category:Date of death missing
- Category:Date of death unknown
- Category:Place of death missing
- Category:Place of death unknown
Pages in category "Year of death unknown"
This category contains only the following page.