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Afghanistan ranks 73rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Armenia, North Korea, and Uzbekistan. Memorable people born in present day Afghanistan include Rumi, Al-Farabi, and Hamid Karzai. Memorable people who died in Afghanistan include Zoroaster, Al-Biruni, and Darius III. 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 located at the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia. Referred to as the Heart of Asia, it is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan to the northeast, and China to the northeast and east. Occupying 652,864 square kilometers (252,072 sq mi) of land, the country is predominantly mountainous with plains in the north and the southwest, which are separated by the Hindu Kush mountain range. As of 2021, its population is 40.2 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. Kabul is the country's largest city and serves as its capital. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 327 BC and 1996, present day Afghanistan was the birth place of 145 globally memorable people, including Rumi, Al-Farabi, and Hamid Karzai. Additionaly, 82 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Afghanistan including Zoroaster, Al-Biruni, and Darius III.

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People Deceased in Present Day Afghanistan

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Newly Added People Deceased in Present Day Afghanistan

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Most individuals born in present day Afghanistan were politicians (96), writers (12), soccer players (5), religious figures (4), and social activists (4),  while most who died were politicians (44), writers (12), mathematicians (3), extremists (3), and historians (3).

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

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