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Colombia ranks 48th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, and Belarus. Memorable people born in present day Colombia include Pablo Escobar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Fernando Botero. Memorable people who died in Colombia include Pablo Escobar, Simón Bolívar, and Carlos Gardel. Colombia has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and soccer players.

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in South America. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela to the east, Brazil to the southeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Panama to the northwest. Colombia comprises 32 departments and the Capital District of Bogotá, the country's largest city. It covers an area of 1,141,748 square kilometers (440,831 sq mi), with a population of 50 million. Colombia's rich cultural heritage reflects influences by various Amerindian civilizations, European settlement, African slaves, and immigration from Europe and the Middle East. Spanish is the nation's official language, besides which over 70 languages are spoken. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1765 and 2000, present day Colombia was the birth place of 271 globally memorable people, including Pablo Escobar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Fernando Botero. Additionaly, 65 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Colombia including Pablo Escobar, Simón Bolívar, and Carlos Gardel.

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Most individuals born in present day Colombia were soccer players (127), politicians (37), cyclists (24), actors (19), and writers (8),  while most who died were politicians (27), soccer players (20), explorers (3), religious figures (3), and mafiosos (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Colombia, including Carlos Valderrama, René Higuita, and Andrés Escobar. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Colombia, including Carlos Valderrama, René Higuita, and Andrés Escobar.

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