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This template is used for displaying a date in both Old Style and New Style, including a discreet link to the article Old Style and New Style dates, in cases where the year is the same in both Styles.

{{OldStyleDate|NS day and month|year|OS day and month}}

If it helps you remember the order of the parameters, you may optionally choose to think of it like this:

{{OldStyleDate|NS day and month|NS year|OS day and month|OS year}}

Note that in this usage the fourth parameter will be ignored when the template is rendered.


  • Usage: {{OldStyleDate|2 February|1905|20 January}}
    • Result: 2 February [O.S. 20 January] 1905
  • Usage: {{OldStyleDate|February 2|1905|January 20}}
    • Result: February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905

See also

  • {{OldStyleDateDY}} – for cases where the year is different in the Old Style and the New Style
    • Example: 17 January 1706 [O.S. 6 January 1705]
  • {{OldStyleDateNY}} – for cases that require only the day and month, not the year
    • Example: 13 October [O.S. 2 October]