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Benin ranks 135th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Suriname, Uganda, and Guinea. Memorable people born in present day Benin include Do-Aklin, Mathieu Kérékou, and Phillis Wheatley. Memorable people who died in Benin include Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Mathieu Kérékou, and Hubert Maga. Benin has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many politicians and explorers.

Benin, officially the Republic of Benin and formerly known as Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres (44,310 sq mi) and its population in 2018 was estimated to be approximately 11.49 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, and is a large exporter of cotton and palm oil. Substantial employment and income arise from subsistence farming. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1986, present day Benin was the birth place of 19 globally memorable people, including Do-Aklin, Mathieu Kérékou, and Phillis Wheatley. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Benin including Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Mathieu Kérékou, and Hubert Maga.

People Born in Present Day Benin

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People Deceased in Present Day Benin

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Most individuals born in present day Benin were politicians (13), writers (1), religious figures (1), actors (1), and musicians (1),  while most who died were politicians (5) and explorers (1).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Benin, including Mathieu Kérékou, Thomas Boni Yayi, and Paul-Émile de Souza. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Benin, including Do-Aklin, Mathieu Kérékou, and Askia Mohammad I.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 10 globally memorable people born in present day Benin since 1700.