• 1/deathyear The year of death of the author (or the last author to die in the case of multiple authors). Required.


{{PD/US|author's death year}}

For example, for someone dying in 1945


To create dynamic copyright messaging that will update as time passes and stay accurate when the author's death year (ADY) is known. Direction for including ADY is in each template document.

Published prior to 1927, ADY 100+ years ago {{PD-old}}
Published prior to 1927, ADY anything less than 100 years ago {{PD/US}}
Published after 1926 and before 1964, Non-renewal confirmed {{PD-US-no-renewal}}
Published between 1927 and 1996 {{Pd/1996}}

Full informationEdit

Add licence information for works published over 95 years ago, where the author's year of death is known. Also can be used on author pages.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

deathyeardeathyear 1

Year of death of the author (or the last author to die if multiple authors)