Wikidata:Property proposal/status of mortal remains

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status of mortal remains[edit]

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   Under discussion
Descriptionstatus of the mortal remains of a assumed dead person
Data typeItem
Domainhuman (Q5); fictional character (Q95074); organism (Q7239); person (Q215627); legendary figure (Q13002315)
Allowed valuesdisappeared (Q83978538); dead (Q83978562) or others, if they appear.
Example 1Almir Custódio de Lima (Q63069565)disappeared (Q83978538) with ref
Example 2Daniel José de Carvalho (Q17413814)disappeared (Q83978538) with ref
Example 3Maria Lúcia Petit (Q10326010) → deprecated: disappeared (Q83978538); normal rank: dead (Q83978562) all with ref
Planned useAll the 430 disappeared and dead people from the Brazilian dictatorship.

Motivation[edit]

This property is important because it points out the situation of the remains of a dead individual (or assumed to be dead individual). Several databases that I have worked on have this information expressed in one way or another, as seen in the examples. Some cases where this is useful are:

  • Individual A has their remains kidnapped from their grave;
  • Individual B fighting against a dictatorship was killed by the Government, that fails to return their mortal remains to the family.

Ederporto (talk) 21:10, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  • Status of mortal remains" = "dead" doesn't seem to make sense. Also: how this correlates with cases were individual was buried in X, then relocated to Y, and eventually finally to a mausoleum in Z? And with cases where mortal remains are distributed by a series of places? And presumed to be (also?) in place W?--DarwIn (talk) 15:48, 30 January 2020 (UTC)