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Version 1.1 of List of articles every Wikipedia should have refers to the revision done on November 15, 2008 at 18:35. It has a total of 1000 articles.

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Section Number
Biography 216
History 40
Geography 148
Society 76
Culture 150
Science 245
Technology 72
Foodstuffs 31
Mathematics 22
Total 1000

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BiographyEdit

This section is for people. Have at least one paragraph on listed key historical figures.

Actors, dancers and modelsEdit

  1. Bernhardt, Sarah
  2. Chaplin, Charlie
  3. Dietrich, Marlene
  4. Monroe, Marilyn

Artists and architectsEdit

  1. Corbusier, Le
  2. Dalí, Salvador
  3. Donatello
  4. Dürer, Albrecht
  5. Gogh, Vincent van
  6. Goya, Francisco
  7. Kahlo, Frida
  8. Matisse, Henri
  9. Leonardo da Vinci
  10. Michelangelo
  11. Pei, I. M.
  12. Picasso, Pablo
  13. Raphael
  14. Rembrandt
  15. Rubens, Peter Paul
  16. Velázquez, Diego
  17. Warhol, Andy
  18. Wright, Frank Lloyd

Authors, playwrights and poetsEdit

  1. Abu Nuwas
  2. Bashō
  3. Borges, Jorge Luis
  4. Byron, George
  5. Cervantes, Miguel de
  6. Chaucer, Geoffrey
  7. Chekhov, Anton
  8. Dante Alighieri
  9. Dickens, Charles
  10. Dostoevsky, Fyodor
  11. García Márquez, Gabriel
  12. von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
  13. Homer
  14. Horace
  15. Hugo, Victor
  16. Ibsen, Henrik
  17. Joyce, James
  18. Kafka, Franz
  19. Khayyam, Omar
  20. Li Bai
  21. Mahfouz, Naguib
  22. Molière
  23. Nabokov, Vladimir
  24. Ovid
  25. Proust, Marcel
  26. Pushkin, Alexander
  27. Rimbaud, Arthur
  28. Saramago, José
  29. Sappho
  30. Shakespeare, William
  31. Sophocles
  32. Tolstoy, Leo
  33. Twain, Mark
  34. Virgil

Composers and musiciansEdit

  1. Bach, Johann Sebastian
  2. Beatles, The
  3. Beethoven, Ludwig van
  4. Berlioz, Hector
  5. Brahms, Johannes
  6. Bruckner, Anton
  7. Chopin, Frédéric
  8. Dvořák, Antonín
  9. Handel, Georg Frideric
  10. Hendrix, Jimi
  11. Mahler, Gustav
  12. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  13. Puccini, Giacomo
  14. Presley, Elvis
  15. Rolling Stones, The
  16. Schubert, Franz
  17. Smetana, Bedřich
  18. Schumann, Robert
  19. Stravinsky, Igor
  20. Tchaikovsky, Petr
  21. Verdi, Giuseppe
  22. Vivaldi, Antonio
  23. Wagner, Richard

ExplorersEdit

  1. Amundsen, Roald
  2. Armstrong, Neil
  3. Cartier, Jacques
  4. Columbus, Christopher
  5. Cook, James
  6. Cortés Hernán
  7. Gagarin, Yuri
  8. Gama, Vasco da
  9. Magellan, Ferdinand
  10. Polo, Marco
  11. Zheng He
  12. von Humboldt, Alexander

Film directors and screenwritersEdit

  1. Bergman, Ingmar
  2. Disney, Walt
  3. Eisenstein, Sergei
  4. Fellini, Federico
  5. Hitchcock, Alfred
  6. Kubrick, Stanley
  7. Kurosawa, Akira
  8. Lucas, George
  9. Ray, Satyajit
  10. Spielberg, Steven

Inventors, scientists and mathematiciansEdit

  1. Archimedes
  2. Berners-Lee, Tim
  3. Brahe, Tycho
  4. Copernicus, Nicolaus
  5. Curie, Marie
  6. Darwin, Charles
  7. Edison, Thomas
  8. Einstein, Albert
  9. Euclides
  10. Euler, Leonhard
  11. Faraday, Michael
  12. Fermi, Enrico
  13. Fibonacci
  14. Ford, Henry
  15. Fourier, Joseph
  16. Galileo Galilei
  17. Gauss, Carl Friedrich
  18. Gutenberg, Johannes
  19. Joule, James Prescott
  20. Kepler, Johannes
  21. Khwarizmi, Muhammad ibn Musa al-
  22. Leibniz, Gottfried
  23. Linnaeus, Carl
  24. Maxwell, James Clerk
  25. Mendeleev, Dmitri
  26. Newton, Sir Isaac
  27. Pascal, Blaise
  28. Pasteur, Louis
  29. Planck, Max
  30. Pythagoras
  31. Rutherford, Ernest
  32. Schrödinger, Erwin
  33. Tesla, Nikola
  34. Turing, Alan
  35. Watt, James

Social scientists (philosophers, economists, historians and thinkers)Edit

  1. Aquinas, Thomas
  2. Aristotle
  3. Augustine of Hippo
  4. Avicenna
  5. Confucius
  6. Bruno, Giordano
  7. Beauvoir, Simone de
  8. Chomsky, Noam
  9. Descartes, René
  10. Durkheim, Émile
  11. Francis of Assisi, Saint
  12. Freud, Sigmund
  13. Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  14. Herodotus
  15. Hippocrates
  16. Kant, Immanuel
  17. Keynes, John Maynard
  18. Locke, John
  19. Luther, Martin
  20. Luxemburg, Rosa
  21. Machiavelli, Niccolò
  22. Marx, Karl
  23. Nietzsche, Friedrich
  24. Paul of Tarsus
  25. Plato
  26. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  27. Jean-Paul Sartre
  28. Smith, Adam
  29. Socrates
  30. Sun Tzu
  31. Voltaire
  32. Weber, Max
  33. Wittgenstein, Ludwig

Politicians, leaders and aristocratsEdit

  1. Akbar the Great
  2. Alexander the Great
  3. Atatürk, Kemal
  4. Augustus
  5. Ben-Gurion, David
  6. von Bismarck, Otto
  7. Bolívar, Simón
  8. Bonaparte, Napoleon
  9. Julius Caesar
  10. Charlemagne
  11. Churchill, Winston
  12. Cixi, Empress Dowager
  13. Cleopatra
  14. Constantine the Great
  15. De Gaulle, Charles
  16. Elizabeth I of England
  17. Genghis Khan
  18. Haile Selassie
  19. Hirohito
  20. Hitler, Adolf
  21. Lenin, Vladimir
  22. Louis XIV
  23. Mandela, Nelson
  24. Mao Zedong
  25. Mussolini, Benito
  26. Nehru, Jawaharlal
  27. Nkrumah, Kwame
  28. Peter I of Russia
  29. Qin Shi Huang
  30. Saladin
  31. Stalin, Joseph
  32. Thatcher, Margaret
  33. Victoria of the United Kingdom
  34. Washington, George

Religious figuresEdit

  1. Abraham
  2. Buddha
  3. Jesus
  4. Moses
  5. Muhammad

Revolutionaries and activistsEdit

  1. Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
  2. Goldman, Emma
  3. Joan of Arc
  4. Keller, Helen
  5. King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  6. Mother Teresa
  7. Nightingale, Florence
  8. Guevara, Che

HistoryEdit

GeographyEdit

This section is for geographical concepts and for specific places.

  1. Geography
  2. Capital
  3. Town
  4. Continent
  5. Desert
  6. North Pole
  7. Ocean
  8. Rainforest
  9. River
  10. Sea
  11. South Pole

Continents and major regionsEdit

At least three sentences on each.

  1. Africa
  2. Antarctica
  3. Asia
  4. Europe
  5. Middle East
  6. North America
  7. Oceania
  8. South America

CountriesEdit

Eventually, there should be articles on most or all of the 243 countries listed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries. However, for the smaller Wikipedias, some of the more high-priority countries to have articles on are:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Argentina
  4. Australia
  5. Austria
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Brazil
  8. Canada
  9. People's Republic of China
  10. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  11. Cuba
  12. Egypt
  13. Ethiopia
  14. France
  15. Germany
  16. Greece
  17. India
  18. Indonesia
  19. Iran
  20. Iraq
  21. Republic of Ireland
  22. Israel
  23. Italy
  24. Japan
  25. Mexico
  26. Netherlands
  27. Nigeria
  28. New Zealand
  29. Pakistan
  30. Poland
  31. Russia
  32. Portugal
  33. Saudi Arabia
  34. South Africa
  35. South Korea
  36. Spain
  37. Sudan
  38. Switzerland
  39. Tanzania
  40. Thailand
  41. Turkey
  42. Ukraine
  43. United Arab Emirates
  44. United Kingdom
  45. United States
  46. Vatican City
  47. Vietnam
  48. Venezuela

CitiesEdit

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Athens
  3. Baghdad
  4. Bangkok
  5. Beijing
  6. Berlin
  7. Bogotá
  8. Brussels
  9. Buenos Aires
  10. Cairo
  11. Cape Town
  12. Damascus
  13. Delhi
  14. Dhaka
  15. Hong Kong
  16. Istanbul
  17. Jakarta
  18. Jerusalem
  19. Karachi
  20. Kinshasa
  21. Kolkata
  22. Lagos
  23. Los Angeles
  24. London
  25. Madrid
  26. Mecca
  27. Mexico City
  28. Moscow
  29. Mumbai
  30. Nairobi
  31. New York City
  32. Paris
  33. Rio de Janeiro
  34. Rome
  35. Saint Petersburg
  36. São Paulo
  37. Seoul
  38. Shanghai
  39. Singapore
  40. Sydney
  41. Tehran
  42. Tokyo
  43. Vienna
  44. Washington, D.C.

Bodies of waterEdit

  1. Amazon River
  2. Arctic Ocean
  3. Atlantic Ocean
  4. Baltic Sea
  5. Black Sea
  6. Caribbean Sea
  7. Caspian Sea
  8. Congo River
  9. Danube
  10. Dead Sea
  11. Ganges
  12. Great Barrier Reef
  13. Great Lakes
  14. Indian Ocean
  15. Indus River
  16. Lake Baikal
  17. Lake Tanganyika
  18. Lake Victoria
  19. Mediterranean Sea
  20. Mississippi River
  21. Niger River
  22. Nile
  23. North Sea
  24. Pacific Ocean
  25. Panama Canal
  26. Rhine
  27. Suez Canal
  28. Southern Ocean
  29. Volga River
  30. Yangtze River

Mountains, valleys and desertsEdit

  1. Alps
  2. Andes
  3. Himalayas
  4. Mount Kilimanjaro
  5. Mount Everest
  6. Rocky Mountains
  7. Sahara

SocietyEdit

CultureEdit

At least three sentences on:

  1. Culture
  2. Art
    1. Comics
    2. Painting
    3. Photography
    4. Sculpture
      1. Pottery
  3. Dance
  4. Fashion
  5. Theatre
  6. Festival de Cannes

Language and literatureEdit

  1. Language
  2. Specific languages
    1. Arabic
    2. Bengali
    3. Chinese
    4. English
    5. Esperanto
    6. French
    7. German
    8. Greek
    9. Hebrew
    10. Hindi
    11. Japanese
    12. Latin
    13. Persian
    14. Russian
    15. Sanskrit
    16. Spanish
    17. Tamil
    18. Turkish
  3. Linguistics
  4. Grammar
  5. Word
    1. Noun
    2. Verb
  6. Alphabet
    1. Arabic alphabet
    2. Chinese character
    3. Cyrillic alphabet
    4. Greek alphabet
    5. Latin alphabet
    6. Letter
  7. Literacy
  8. Writing
  9. Literature
    1. Prose
    2. Fiction
    3. Novel
      1. One Thousand and One Nights
    4. Poetry
      1. Epic of Gilgamesh
      2. Iliad
      3. Mahābhārata
      4. Ramayana

Architecture and civil engineeringEdit

  1. Architecture
  2. Arch
  3. Bridge
  4. Canal
  5. Dam
  6. Dome
  7. House
  8. Specific structures
    1. Aswan Dam
    2. Burj Dubai
    3. Colosseum
    4. Great Wall of China
    5. Eiffel Tower
    6. Empire State Building
    7. Hagia Sophia
    8. Parthenon
    9. Giza pyramid complex
    10. St. Peter's Basilica
    11. Statue of Liberty
    12. Taj Mahal
  9. Pyramid
  10. Tower

Film, radio and televisionEdit

  1. Film
    1. Animation
  2. Radio
  3. Television

MusicEdit

  1. Music
  2. Song
  3. Specific music genres
    1. Blues
    2. Classical music
      1. Opera
      2. Symphony
    3. Electronic music
    4. Jazz
    5. Reggae
    6. Rhythm and blues
    7. Rock music
  4. Specific musical instruments
    1. Drum
    2. Flute
    3. Guitar
    4. Piano
    5. Trumpet
    6. Violin

RecreationEdit

  1. Game
    1. Backgammon
    2. Chess
    3. Go (board game)
  2. Gambling
  3. Martial arts
    1. Karate
  4. Olympic Games
  5. Sport
    1. Track and field athletics
    2. Auto racing
    3. Baseball
    4. Basketball
    5. Cricket
    6. Football (soccer)
    7. Golf
    8. Ice hockey
    9. Judo
    10. Tennis
  6. Toy

World view and religionEdit

  1. God
  2. Mythology
  3. Worldview philosophies
    1. Atheism
    2. Fundamentalism
    3. Materialism
    4. Monotheism
    5. Polytheism
  4. Soul
  5. Religion
  6. Specific religions
    1. Buddhism
    2. Christianity
      1. Catholicism
    3. Confucianism
    4. Hinduism
    5. Islam
    6. Jainism
    7. Judaism
    8. Sikhism
    9. Taoism
    10. Zoroastrianism
  7. Spirituality

PhilosophyEdit

  1. Philosophy
  2. Beauty
  3. Dialectic
  4. Ethics
  5. Epistemology
  6. Feminism
  7. Free will
  8. Knowledge
  9. Logic
  10. Mind
  11. Morality
  12. Reality
  13. Truth

ScienceEdit

At least a five-sentence introduction to the major fields.

  1. Science
  2. Nature

AstronomyEdit

  1. Astronomy
  2. Asteroid
  3. Big Bang
  4. Black hole
  5. Comet
  6. Galaxy
    1. Milky Way
  7. Light year
  8. Moon
  9. Planet
    1. Earth
    2. Jupiter
    3. Mars
    4. Mercury
    5. Neptune
    6. Saturn
    7. Uranus
    8. Venus
  10. Solar system
  11. Star
    1. Sun
  12. Universe

BiologyEdit

  1. Biology
  2. Biological materials
    1. DNA
    2. Enzyme
    3. Protein
  3. Botany
  4. Death
    1. Suicide
  5. Ecology
    1. Endangered species
  6. Domestication
  7. Life
  8. Biological classification
    1. Species

Biological processesEdit

  1. Metabolism
    1. Digestion
    2. Photosynthesis
    3. Respiration (physiology)
  2. Evolution
  3. Reproduction
    1. Pregnancy
    2. Sex

AnatomyEdit

  1. Anatomy
  2. Cell
  3. Circulatory system
    1. Blood
    2. Heart
  4. Endocrine system
  5. Gastrointestinal tract
    1. Large intestine
    2. Small intestine
    3. Liver
  6. Integumentary system
    1. Breast
    2. Skin
  7. Muscle
  8. Nervous system
    1. Brain
    2. Sensory system
      1. Ear
      2. Nose
      3. Eye
  9. Reproductive system
  10. Respiratory system
    1. Lung
  11. Skeleton

Health and medicineEdit

  1. Medicine
  2. Addiction
  3. Alzheimer's disease
  4. Cancer
  5. Cholera
  6. Common cold
  7. Dentistry
  8. Disability
    1. Blindness
    2. Hearing impairment
    3. Mental illness
  9. Disease
  10. Medication
  11. Ethanol
  12. Nicotine
    1. Tobacco
  13. Health
  14. Headache
  15. Heart attack
  16. Malaria
  17. Malnutrition
  18. Obesity
  19. Pandemic
  20. Penicillin
  21. Pneumonia
  22. Poliomyelitis
  23. Sexually transmitted disease
    1. AIDS
  24. Stroke
  25. Tuberculosis
  26. Diabetes
  27. Virus
    1. Influenza
    2. Smallpox

OrganismsEdit

  1. Organism
  2. Animal
    1. Arthropod
      1. Insect
        1. Ant
        2. Bee
        3. Mosquito
      2. Arachnid
    2. Chordate
      1. Amphibian
        1. Frog
      2. Bird
        1. Chicken
        2. Dove
      3. Fish
        1. Shark
      4. Mammal
        1. Ape
        2. Camel
        3. Cat
        4. Cattle
        5. Dog
        6. Elephant
        7. Horse
        8. Human
        9. Sheep
        10. Lion
        11. Pig
        12. Whales, dolphins and porpoises
      5. Reptile
        1. Dinosaur
        2. Snake
  3. Archaea
  4. Bacteria
  5. Fungus
  6. Plant
    1. Flower
    2. Tree
  7. Protist

ChemistryEdit

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Chemical compound
    1. Acid
    2. Base (chemistry)
    3. Salt
  4. Chemical element
    1. Periodic table
    2. Aluminium
    3. Carbon
    4. Copper
    5. Gold
    6. Helium
    7. Hydrogen
    8. Iron
    9. Neon
    10. Nitrogen
    11. Oxygen
    12. Silver
    13. Tin
    14. Zinc
  5. Organic chemistry
    1. Alcohol
    2. Carbohydrate
    3. Hormone
    4. Lipid
  6. Molecule

Weather, climate and geologyEdit

  1. Avalanche
  2. Climate
    1. El Niño-Southern Oscillation
    2. Global warming
  3. Earthquake
  4. Geology
    1. Mineral
      1. Diamond
    2. Plate tectonics
    3. Rock
  5. Natural disaster
  6. Volcano
  7. Weather
    1. Cloud
    2. Flood
      1. Tsunami
    3. Rain
      1. Acid rain
      2. Snow
    4. Tornado
    5. Tropical cyclone

PhysicsEdit

  1. Physics
  2. Acceleration
  3. Atom
  4. Energy
    1. Conservation of energy
    2. Electromagnetic radiation
      1. Gamma ray
      2. Infrared
      3. Ultraviolet
      4. Visible spectrum
        1. Color
  5. Classical mechanics
  6. Force
    1. Electromagnetism
    2. Gravitation
  7. Light
  8. Magnet
    1. Magnetic field
  9. Mass
  10. Quantum mechanics
  11. Radioactivity
  12. Sound
  13. Speed
    1. Speed of light
  14. General relativity
  15. Special relativity
  16. Time
  17. Length
  18. Phase (matter)
    1. Gas
    2. Liquid
    3. Plasma
    4. Solid
  19. Metal
    1. Alloy
      1. Steel

Measurement and unitsEdit

  1. Measurement
  2. Joule
  3. Kilogram
  4. Litre
  5. Metre
  6. Newton
  7. International System of Units
  8. Volt
  9. Watt
  10. Second
  11. Kelvin

TimekeepingEdit

  1. Calendar
    1. Gregorian calendar
  2. Century
  3. Day
  4. Month
  5. Time zone
  6. Week
  7. Year

TechnologyEdit

FoodstuffsEdit

MathematicsEdit