Beate Eriksen, a Norwegian film-maker and actress, can add another unique claim to her personal history.  Today her newly-minted English Wikipedia article was counted as the three-millionth article created on Wikipedia.  The article was created by user:Lampman at 04:04 UTC, August 17, 2009.  Barnstars (a form of digital recognition bestowed by Wikipedians to Wikipedians) have been flowing in for Lampman since the achievement was announced.

Since its creation the article has already been edited 48 times to include several info boxes, references, and categorization.

English Wikipedia still holds the title for most articles over any other language edition of Wikipedia, but others are seeing impressive growth.  German Wikipedia will shortly push through its first 1,000,000 articles and French won’t be far behind. Currently at just over 13.7 million articles in all languages, we expect to reach 14,000,000 before the end of 2009. Our stats guru Erik Zachte maintains dozens of stats queries in one place that illustrate the growth of projects, trends in editing and participation, and analyses of our traffic.

Congrats to the thousands of Wikipedians who have contributed their time, edit by edit (roughly 326,832,295 since day one), over the past eight years to help English Wikipedia reach this incredible milestone.  Your work has made the web more amazing for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Thank you!

Jay Walsh, Communications

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Elka Bayrak 2 months

Thanks for sharing

Bayrak 3 months

Faydalı bir paylaşım teşekkürler.

kapadokya 5 months

thank you for sharing.. admin.

dijital 6 years

thank you for sharing

bayrak imalatı 6 years

thanks for sharing

bayrakci 6 years

Thanks for sharing

bayrak 6 years

Thanks for sharing

Patricio valdés chirinos 6 years

Hola, en un Artículo, hay un error en la fecha de nacimiento del Rey Mohamed VI:(sic)
El rey Mohamed VI nació en Rabat, Marruecos, el 21 de agosto de 1963, el hijo mayor del rey Hassan II y su mujer Lalla Latifa Hammou, de origen bereber. Antes de acceder al trono, ostentó el título de Príncipe de la Corona marroquí; en la fotografia adjunta al artículo, dice que nacio el 14 de Mayo de 1963…ascendio al trono el 21 de Agosto de 1999

Jay Walsh 6 years

The Wikimedia Board of Trustees election results can be found here:

Ralph Potdevin 6 years


Where can the results of the elections to the Board of Trustees, due August 12th, I have heard, be consulted, please?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Ralph Potdevin

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