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Afghanistan ranks 74th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Lebanon, Kazakhstan, and Cameroon. Memorable people born in present day Afghanistan include Rumi, Abbas the Great, and Ali-Shir Nava'i. Memorable people who died in Afghanistan include Zoroaster, Darius III, and Al-Biruni. Afghanistan has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. It is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the north, and Tajikistan and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,864 square kilometres (252,072 sq mi), the country is predominately mountainous with plains in the north and the southwest that are separated by the Hindu Kush mountains. Its population as of 2020 is 31.4 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. Kabul serves as its capital and largest city. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 327 BC and 1996, present day Afghanistan was the birth place of 108 globally memorable people, including Rumi, Abbas the Great, and Ali-Shir Nava'i. Additionaly, 67 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Afghanistan including Zoroaster, Darius III, and Al-Biruni.

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Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Afghanistan, including Hamid Karzai, Hafizullah Amin, and Ahmad Shah Massoud. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Afghanistan, including Abbas the Great, Hamid Karzai, and Humayun.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Afghanistan since 1700.