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Colombia ranks 48th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Estonia. 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 mostly in South America with insular regions in North America. The Colombian mainland is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela to the east and northeast, Brazil to the southeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south and southwest, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Panama to the northwest. Colombia is divided into 32 departments. The Capital District of Bogotá is also the country's largest city hosting the main financial and cultural hub. Other major urbes include Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Cúcuta, Ibagué, Villavicencio and Bucaramanga. It covers an area of 1,141,748 square kilometers and has a population of around 52 million. Its rich cultural heritage—including language, religion, cuisine, and art—reflects its history as a colony, fusing cultural elements brought by immigration from Europe and the Middle East, with those brought by the African diaspora, as well as with those of the various Indigenous civilizations that predate colonization. Spanish is the official language, although Creole English and 64 other languages are recognized regionally. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1765 and 2000, present day Colombia was the birth place of 306 globally memorable people, including Pablo Escobar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Fernando Botero. Additionaly, 76 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Colombia including Pablo Escobar, Simón Bolívar, and Carlos Gardel.

People Born in Present Day Colombia

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People Deceased in Present Day Colombia

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Most individuals born in present day Colombia were soccer players (139), politicians (45), cyclists (26), actors (22), and singers (13),  while most who died were politicians (29), soccer players (22), singers (4), religious figures (4), and explorers (3).

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

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