Notable and then some

This might be the Prime Directive of Wikipedia:

On Wikipedia, notability is a test used by editors to decide whether a given topic warrants its own article. For people, the person who is the topic of a biographical article should be “worthy of notice” or “note” — that is, “remarkable” or “significant, interesting, or unusual enough to deserve attention or to be recorded” within Wikipedia as a written account of that person’s life. “Notable” in the sense of being famous or popular — although not irrelevant — is secondary.

This notability guideline for biographies reflects consensus reached through discussions and reinforced by established practice, and informs decisions on whether an article about a person should be written, merged, deleted, or further developed.

Each day of the year has its own page, with a list of births and deaths on that date and a link to the article on each person; we may safely assume that anyone listed thereupon is “notable.” This was the bottom of the “Births” section for the May 6 page:

Recent births on the sixth of May

Yep. His Royal Smallness, age somewhere around one day, is notable by dint of royal birth. Our congratulations to the Duke and the Duchess.

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