Thing > Person

A person (alive, dead, undead, or fictional).
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from Person
additionalName Text An additional name for a Person, can be used for a middle name.
address PostalAddress Physical address of the item.
affiliation Organization An organization that this person is affiliated with. For example, a school/university, a club, or a team.
alumniOf EducationalOrganization An educational organizations that the person is an alumni of.
award Text An award won by this person or for this creative work. Supercedes awards.
birthDate Date Date of birth.
brand Brand 
or Organization 
The brand(s) associated with a product or service, or the brand(s) maintained by an organization or business person.
children Person A child of the person.
colleague Person A colleague of the person. Supercedes colleagues.
contactPoint ContactPoint A contact point for a person or organization. Supercedes contactPoints.
deathDate Date Date of death.
duns Text The Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
email Text Email address.
familyName Text Family name. In the U.S., the last name of an Person. This can be used along with givenName instead of the Name property.
faxNumber Text The fax number.
follows Person The most generic uni-directional social relation.
gender Text Gender of the person.
givenName Text Given name. In the U.S., the first name of a Person. This can be used along with familyName instead of the Name property.
globalLocationNumber Text The Global Location Number (GLN, sometimes also referred to as International Location Number or ILN) of the respective organization, person, or place. The GLN is a 13-digit number used to identify parties and physical locations.
hasPOS Place Points-of-Sales operated by the organization or person.
homeLocation ContactPoint 
or Place 
A contact location for a person's residence.
honorificPrefix Text An honorific prefix preceding a Person's name such as Dr/Mrs/Mr.
honorificSuffix Text An honorific suffix preceding a Person's name such as M.D. /PhD/MSCSW.
interactionCount Text A count of a specific user interactions with this item—for example, 20 UserLikes, 5 UserComments, or 300 UserDownloads. The user interaction type should be one of the sub types of UserInteraction.
isicV4 Text The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
jobTitle Text The job title of the person (for example, Financial Manager).
knows Person The most generic bi-directional social/work relation.
makesOffer Offer A pointer to products or services offered by the organization or person.
memberOf Organization An organization to which the person belongs.
naics Text The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for a particular organization or business person.
nationality Country Nationality of the person.
owns Product 
or OwnershipInfo 
Products owned by the organization or person.
parent Person A parent of this person. Supercedes parents.
performerIn Event Event that this person is a performer or participant in.
relatedTo Person The most generic familial relation.
seeks Demand A pointer to products or services sought by the organization or person (demand).
sibling Person A sibling of the person. Supercedes siblings.
spouse Person The person's spouse.
taxID Text The Tax / Fiscal ID of the organization or person, e.g. the TIN in the US or the CIF/NIF in Spain.
telephone Text The telephone number.
vatID Text The Value-added Tax ID of the organisation or person.
workLocation ContactPoint 
or Place 
A contact location for a person's place of work.
worksFor Organization Organizations that the person works for.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL URL of an image of the item.
name Text The name of the item.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


Instances of Person may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
accountablePerson CreativeWork Specifies the Person that is legally accountable for the CreativeWork.
acquiredFrom OwnershipInfo The organization or person from which the product was acquired.
actor RadioSeries 
or RadioEpisode 
or Movie 
or Series 
or TVEpisode 
or Episode 
or TVSeries 
A cast member of the movie, tv/radio series, season, episode, or video. Supercedes actors.
agent Action The direct performer or driver of the action (animate or inanimate). e.g. *John* wrote a book.
alumni EducationalOrganization Alumni of educational organization.
attendee Event A person or organization attending the event.
author CreativeWork The author of this content. Please note that author is special in that HTML 5 provides a special mechanism for indicating authorship via the rel tag. That is equivalent to this and may be used interchangeably.
bookingAgent Reservation If the reservation was not booked directly through the provider, the third-party booking agent can be recorded through this property.
borrower LendAction A sub property of participant. The person that borrows the object being lent.
buyer SellAction A sub property of participant. The participant/person/organization that bought the object.
candidate VoteAction A sub property of object. The candidate subject of this action.
children Person A child of the person.
colleague Person A colleague of the person. Supercedes colleagues.
contributor CreativeWork A secondary contributor to the CreativeWork.
copyrightHolder CreativeWork The party holding the legal copyright to the CreativeWork.
creator CreativeWork 
or UserComments 
The creator/author of this CreativeWork or UserComments. This is the same as the Author property for CreativeWork.
customer Order Party placing the order.
director RadioSeries 
or RadioEpisode 
or Movie 
or Series 
or TVEpisode 
or Episode 
or TVSeries 
The director of the movie, tv/radio episode or series. Supercedes directors.
editor CreativeWork Specifies the Person who edited the CreativeWork.
employee Organization Someone working for this organization. Supercedes employees.
endorsee EndorseAction A sub property of participant. The person/organization being supported.
endorsers Diet People or organizations that endorse the plan.
followee FollowAction A sub property of object. The person or organization being followed.
follows Person The most generic uni-directional social relation.
founder Organization A person who founded this organization. Supercedes founders.
illustrator Book The illustrator of the book.
knows Person The most generic bi-directional social/work relation.
landlord RentAction A sub property of participant. The owner of the real estate property. Sub property of destination or participant?
lender BorrowAction A sub property of participant. The person that lends the object being borrowed.
loser WinAction A sub property of participant. The loser of the action.
member ProgramMembership 
or Organization 
A member of this organization. Supercedes members.
merchant Order The party taking the order (e.g. Amazon.com is a merchant for many sellers).
musicBy RadioSeries 
or RadioEpisode 
or Movie 
or Series 
or TVEpisode 
or Episode 
or TVSeries 
The composer of the movie or TV/radio soundtrack.
musicGroupMember MusicGroup A member of the music group—for example, John, Paul, George, or Ringo.
oponent ExerciseAction A sub property of participant. The oponent on this action.
parent Person A parent of this person. Supercedes parents.
participant Action Other co-agents that participated in the action indirectly. e.g. John wrote a book with *Steve*.
performer Event A performer at the event—for example, a presenter, musician, musical group or actor. Supercedes performers.
producer RadioSeries 
or RadioEpisode 
or Movie 
or Season 
or Series 
or TVEpisode 
or Episode 
or TVSeries 
The producer of the movie, tv/radio series, season, or episode, or video.
provider BusTrip 
or TrainTrip 
or Service 
or Flight 
or Reservation 
or CreativeWork 
The organization or agency that is providing the service.
recipient PayAction 
or SendAction 
or DonateAction 
or ReturnAction 
or TipAction 
or GiveAction 
or CommunicateAction 
or AuthorizeAction 
A sub property of participant. The participant who is at the receiving end of the action.
relatedTo Person The most generic familial relation.
reviewedBy WebPage People or organizations that have reviewed the content on this web page for accuracy and/or completeness.
seller Offer 
or Demand 
The seller.
sender ReceiveAction A sub property of participant. The participant who is at the sending end of the action.
sibling Person A sibling of the person. Supercedes siblings.
spouse Person The person's spouse.
underName Reservation 
or Ticket 
The person or organization the reservation or ticket is for.
vendor BuyAction A sub property of participant. The seller.The participant/person/organization that sold the object.
winner LoseAction A sub property of participant. The winner of the action.

Acknowledgements

This class contains derivatives of IPTC rNews properties. rNews is a data model of publishing metadata with serializations currently available for RDFa as well as HTML5 Microdata. More information about the IPTC and rNews can be found at rnews.org.


Examples

 
Jane Doe
<img src="janedoe.jpg" />
Professor
20341 Whitworth Institute
405 Whitworth
Seattle WA 98052
(425) 123-4567
<a href="mailto:jane-doe@xyz.edu">jane-doe@illinois.edu</a>
Jane's home page:
<a href="http://www.janedoe.com">janedoe.com</a>
Graduate students:
<a href="http://www.xyz.edu/students/alicejones.html">Alice Jones</a>
<a href="http://www.xyz.edu/students/bobsmith.html">Bob Smith</a> 
 
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
  <span itemprop="name">Jane Doe</span>
  <img src="janedoe.jpg" itemprop="image" />
  <span itemprop="jobTitle">Professor</span>
  <div itemprop="address" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/PostalAddress">
    <span itemprop="streetAddress">
      20341 Whitworth Institute
      405 N. Whitworth
    </span>
    <span itemprop="addressLocality">Seattle</span>,
    <span itemprop="addressRegion">WA</span>
    <span itemprop="postalCode">98052</span>
  </div>
  <span itemprop="telephone">(425) 123-4567</span>
  <a href="mailto:jane-doe@xyz.edu" itemprop="email">
    jane-doe@xyz.edu</a>
  Jane's home page:
  <a href="http://www.janedoe.com" itemprop="url">janedoe.com</a>
  Graduate students:
  <a href="http://www.xyz.edu/students/alicejones.html" itemprop="colleague">
    Alice Jones</a>
  <a href="http://www.xyz.edu/students/bobsmith.html" itemprop="colleague">
    Bob Smith</a>
</div> 
 
<div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Person">
  <span property="name">Jane Doe</span>
  <img src="janedoe.jpg" property="image" />
  <span property="jobTitle">Professor</span>
  <div property="address"  typeof="PostalAddress">
    <span property="streetAddress">
      20341 Whitworth Institute
      405 N. Whitworth
    </span>
    <span property="addressLocality">Seattle</span>,
    <span property="addressRegion">WA</span>
    <span property="postalCode">98052</span>
  </div>
  <span property="telephone">(425) 123-4567</span>
  <a href="mailto:jane-doe@xyz.edu" property="email">
    jane-doe@xyz.edu</a>
  Jane's home page:
  <a href="http://www.janedoe.com" property="url">janedoe.com</a>
  Graduate students:
  <a href="http://www.xyz.edu/students/alicejones.html" property="colleague">
    Alice Jones</a>
  <a href="http://www.xyz.edu/students/bobsmith.html" property="colleague">
    Bob Smith</a>
</div> 
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
  "@context": "http://schema.org", 
  "@type": "Person", 
  "address": {
    "@type": "PostalAddress", 
    "addressLocality": "Seattle", 
    "addressRegion": "WA", 
    "postalCode": "98052", 
    "streetAddress": "20341 Whitworth Institute 405 N. Whitworth"
  }, 
  "colleague": [
    "http://www.xyz.edu/students/alicejones.html", 
    "http://www.xyz.edu/students/bobsmith.html"
  ], 
  "email": "mailto:jane-doe@xyz.edu", 
  "image": "janedoe.jpg", 
  "jobTitle": "Professor", 
  "name": "Jane Doe", 
  "telephone": "(425) 123-4567", 
  "url": "http://www.janedoe.com"
}
</script> 

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