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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 Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. Its population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. 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.