• Thing

Person Schema

A person (alive, dead, undead, or fictional).

Properties of PersonExpected TypeDescription
additional­Name An additional name for a Person, can be used for a middle name.
address  or Physical address of the item.
affiliation An organization that this person is affiliated with. For example, a school/university, a club, or a team.
alumni­Of  or An organization that the person is an alumni of.
award An award won by or for this item.
awards Awards won by or for this item.
birth­Date Date of birth.
brand  or The brand(s) associated with a product or service, or the brand(s) maintained by an organization or business person.
call­Sign A callsign , as used in broadcasting and radio communications to identify people, radio and TV stations, or vehicles.
children A child of the person.
colleague  or A colleague of the person.
colleagues A colleague of the person.
contact­Point A contact point for a person or organization.
contact­Points A contact point for a person or organization.
death­Date Date of death.
duns The Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
email Email address.
family­Name 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 The fax number.
follows The most generic uni-directional social relation.
funder  or A person or organization that supports (sponsors) something through some kind of financial contribution.
gender  or Gender of something, typically a Person, but possibly also fictional characters, animals, etc. While Male and Female may be used, text strings are also acceptable for people who do not identify as a binary gender. The gender  property can also be used in an extended sense to cover e.g. the gender of sports teams. As with the gender of individuals, we do not try to enumerate all possibilities. A mixed-gender Sports­Team can be indicated with a text value of "Mixed".
given­Name 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 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.
has­Credential A credential awarded to the Person or Organization.
has­Occupation The Person's occupation. For past professions, use Role for expressing dates.
has­Offer­Catalog Indicates an Offer­Catalog listing for this Organization, Person, or Service.
height  or The height of the item.
honorific­Prefix An honorific prefix preceding a Person's name such as Dr/Mrs/Mr.
honorific­Suffix An honorific suffix preceding a Person's name such as M.D. /Ph­D/MSCSW.
interaction­Statistic The number of interactions for the Creative­Work using the Web­Site or Software­Application. The most specific child type of Interaction­Counter should be used.
isic­V4 The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
job­Title  or The job title of the person (for example, Financial Manager).
knows The most generic bi-directional social/work relation.
knows­About  or Of a Person, and less typically of an Organization, to indicate a topic that is known about - suggesting possible expertise but not implying it. We do not distinguish skill levels here, or relate this to educational content, events, objectives or Job­Posting descriptions.
knows­Language  or Of a Person, and less typically of an Organization, to indicate a known language. We do not distinguish skill levels or reading/writing/speaking/signing here. Use language codes from the IETF BCP 47 standard .
makes­Offer A pointer to products or services offered by the organization or person.
member­Of  or An Organization (or Program­Membership) to which this Person or Organization belongs.
naics The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for a particular organization or business person.
net­Worth  or The total financial value of the person as calculated by subtracting assets from liabilities.
parent A parent of this person.
parents A parents of the person.
performer­In Event that this person is a performer or participant in.
publishing­Principles  or The publishing­Principles property indicates (typically via URL) a document describing the editorial principles of an Organization (or individual e.g. a Person writing a blog) that relate to their activities as a publisher, e.g. ethics or diversity policies. When applied to a Creative­Work (e.g. News­Article) the principles are those of the party primarily responsible for the creation of the Creative­Work.

While such policies are most typically expressed in natural language, sometimes related information (e.g. indicating a funder ) can be expressed using schema.org terminology.
related­To The most generic familial relation.
seeks A pointer to products or services sought by the organization or person (demand).
sibling A sibling of the person.
siblings A sibling of the person.
sponsor  or A person or organization that supports a thing through a pledge, promise, or financial contribution. e.g. a sponsor of a Medical Study or a corporate sponsor of an event.
spouse The person's spouse.
tax­ID The Tax / Fiscal ID of the organization or person, e.g. the TIN in the US or the CIF/NIF in Spain.
telephone The telephone number.
vat­ID The Value-added Tax ID of the organization or person.
weight The weight of the product or person.
works­For Organizations that the person works for.
Properties inherited from ThingExpected TypeDescription
additional­Type 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 An alias for the item.
description A description of the item.
disambiguating­Description A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier  or The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes  for more details.
image  or An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described Image­Object.
main­Entity­Of­Page  or Indicates a page (or other Creative­Work) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes  for details.
name The name of the item.
potential­Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
same­As URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.
subject­Of  or A Creative­Work or Event about this Thing.
url URL of the item.