This is a list of notable deaths, organized by year. New deaths articles are added to their respective month (e.g., Deaths in October 2019), and then linked here.
Wikipedia began with its first edit on 15 January 2001, two days after the domain was registered by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Its technological and conceptual underpinnings predate this; the earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993, and the concept of a free-as-in-freedom online encyclopedia was proposed by Richard Stallman in December 2000.
Dungeon was one of the two official magazines targeting consumers of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products; Dragon was the other.
Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is its subscription-based streaming service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house. As of April 2019, Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States, and over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials. It is available worldwide except in mainland China, Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Crimea. The company also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
The German Wikipedia is the German-language edition of Wikipedia, a free and publicly editable online encyclopedia.
The Dutch Wikipedia is the Dutch-language edition of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. It was started in June 2001. As of October 2019, the Dutch Wikipedia is the sixth-largest Wikipedia edition, with 1,980,321 articles. It was the fourth Wikipedia edition to exceed 1 million articles, after the English, German and French editions. In April 2016, 1154 active editors made at least five edits in that month.
The Finnish Wikipedia is the edition of Wikipedia in the Finnish language. By article count, it is the 24th largest Wikipedia with about 469,000 articles as of October 2019. Wikipedia is the only encyclopedia in Finnish which is still updated.
The Ukrainian Wikipedia is the Ukrainian language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. The first article was written on January 30, 2004. Currently, Ukrainian Wikipedia has 937,092 articles and is the 17th largest Wikipedia edition.
HuffPost is an American news and opinion website and blog, with localized and international editions. It is edited from a left wing political perspective. It was founded in 2005 by Andrew Breitbart, Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer and Jonah Peretti. The site offers news, satire, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women's interests, and local news.
The Russian Wikipedia is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. As of October 2019, it has 1,571,594 articles. It was started on 11 May 2001. In October 2015 it became the sixth-largest Wikipedia by the number of articles. It has the fifth-largest number of edits (102 million). Since 2016, Alexa Internet rankings tend to show it as the world's most visited language Wikipedia after the English Wikipedia.
The Persian Wikipedia is the Persian language version of Wikipedia, pronounced "Wikipedia (Wikipediā)". The Persian version of Wikipedia was started in December 2003. As of October 2019, it has 693,068 articles, 858,364 registered users and 58,862 files and it is the 18th largest edition of Wikipedia by article count, and ranks 13th in terms of depth among Wikipedias that are above 50,000 articles. It passed 1,000 articles on December 16, 2004 and 200,000 articles on July 10, 2012. Roozbeh Pournader is the project's first system operator, developer and bureaucrat.
The Thai Wikipedia is the edition of Wikipedia in the Thai language started on December 25, 2003. As of December 12, 2017, it has more than 120,764 articles with 304,693 registered users. As of December 2017, Wikipedia was ranked 13th in Alexa Top Sites Thailand.
The Turkish Wikipedia is the Turkish language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Vikipedi. Started in December 2002, as of 6 October 2019 this edition has 334,147 articles and is the 30th largest Wikipedia edition.
Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project using a wiki-based editing system. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web, and is one of the most popular websites ranked by Alexa as of October 2019. It features exclusively free content and no commercial ads, and is owned and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization funded primarily through donations.
The Hindi Wikipedia is the Hindi edition of Wikipedia. It was launched in July 2003. As of October 2019, it has 133,420 articles.
Wikia Search was a short-lived free and open-source web search engine launched by Wikia, a for-profit wiki-hosting company founded in late 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley.
The Basque Wikipedia is the Basque language edition of Wikipedia. Founded on December 6, 2001, although its main page was created in November 2003, it reached 58,124 articles by August 19, 2010, making it the 45th-largest Wikipedia. As of October 2019, it has 302 active contributors, of which 12 are administrators, and has about 338,000 articles.
Uncyclopedia is a website that parodies Wikipedia. Its logo, a hollow "puzzle potato", parodies Wikipedia's globe puzzle logo, and it styles itself "the content-free encyclopedia", parodying Wikipedia's slogan of "the free encyclopedia". Founded in 2005 as an English-language wiki, the project spans over 75 languages as well as several subprojects parodying other wikis. The English version has approximately 30,000 pages of content, second only to the Portuguese.
BuzzFeed, Inc. is an American Internet media, news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media; it is based in New York City. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III, to focus on tracking viral content. Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder and investor in BuzzFeed and is now the executive chairman.
Polygon is an American video game website that publishes news, culture, reviews, and videos. At its October 2012 launch as Vox Media's third property, Polygon sought to distinguish itself from competitors by focusing on the stories of the people behind the games instead of the games themselves. They also produced long-form magazine-style feature articles, invested in video content, and chose to let their review scores be updated as the game changed.
James M. Heilman is a Canadian emergency physician, Wikipedian, and advocate for the improvement of Wikipedia's health-related content. He encourages other clinicians to contribute to the online encyclopedia.