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example Histropedia timeline

Histropedia (Q23038974) is a project to create data visualizations using Wikidata as an information source.


When a user queries Histropedia for a topic, Histropedia searches for events in that topic's history. It arranges those events on a timeline, creates icons with images from Wikimedia Commons, and presents an interface where the user can examine the timeline or choose to access more information on any topic in Wikipedia or Wikidata.


  • Hannah Jane Parkinson (11 August 2014), "Histropedia – tool to visualise history unveiled at Wikimania", The Guardian Wikidata Q51689300
  • "Timeline tool Histropedia lays it out for history pupils", Belfast Telegraph, 23 August 2014 Wikidata Q51689413
  • Jonathan Riggel (11 August 2014), "Histropedia lets you build cool visual timelines of historical events", Wikidata Q51689709
  • Jens Ohlig (2 September 2014), Why Wikidata is so important to Histropedia Wikidata Q51690037