People & History

The Wolfram Language has built-in access to an extensive collection of continually updated data on people and many kinds of history. Free-form linguistics provide a convenient mechanism for accessing all available data; more common categories also have specific associated Wolfram Language functions.

ReferenceReference

(Ctrl+) request data using free-form linguistics

EntityValue general access to values of properties for all types of entities

Notable People

PersonData data on hundreds of thousands of current and historical figures

Social Media Connections

SocialMediaData data on Facebook friends, Twitter followers, etc.

Historical Naming Data

Accessible via free-form linguistics and EntityValue:

"GivenName"  ▪  "Surname"

Socioeconomic History

CountryData historical demographics, economics, etc. for all countries

CityData historical demographics, founding dates, etc.

InflationAdjust historical inflation adjustment

Cultural & Political History »

HistoricalPeriodData data on notable historical periods

BuildingData  ▪  MovieData  ▪  UniversityData  ▪  ...

WordData word usage history

Accessible via free-form linguistics and EntityValue:

"HistoricalEvent"  ▪  "HistoricalSite"  ▪  "HistoricalCountry"

Science & Technology History

ElementData  ▪  PlanetData

Accessible via free-form linguistics and EntityValue:

"Invention"  ▪  "MathProblem"  ▪  "PhysicsProblem"  ▪  "MannedSpaceMission"

Corporate & Financial History

FinancialData extensive historical data on stocks, companies, etc.

CurrencyConvert historical currency conversion rates

Accessible via free-form linguistics and EntityValue:

"Company"  ▪  "Foundation"

Historical Dates & Calendars

DateObject represent and convert Gregorian, Julian, Jewish, etc. dates

Historical Weather, Astronomy, etc.

WeatherData complete worldwide historical weather records

Sunrise  ▪  Sunset  ▪  SunPosition  ▪  MoonPhase  ▪  SolarEclipse  ▪  ...

Paleontology

Accessible via free-form linguistics and EntityValue:

"GeologicalPeriod"  ▪  "EarthImpact"  ▪  "Dinosaur"