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France ranks 5th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. Memorable people born in present day France include Napoleon, Louis XIV of France, and René Descartes. Memorable people who died in France include Leonardo da Vinci, Louis XIV of France, and Marie Curie. France has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

France, officially the French Republic, is a country located primarily in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Metropolitan France shares borders with Belgium and Luxembourg to the north, Germany to the north east, Switzerland to the east, Italy and Monaco to the south east, Andorra and Spain to the south, and a maritime border with the United Kingdom to the north west. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. Its overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and have a total population of 68.4 million as of January 2024. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre; other major urban areas include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nantes and Nice. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 380 BC and 2009, present day France was the birth place of 6,010 globally memorable people, including Napoleon, Louis XIV of France, and René Descartes. Additionaly, 4,661 globally memorable people have passed away in present day France including Leonardo da Vinci, Louis XIV of France, and Marie Curie.

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Most individuals born in present day France were politicians (918), soccer players (789), writers (617), actors (431), and painters (226),  while most who died were politicians (962), writers (680), painters (299), actors (221), and religious figures (189).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day France, including Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, and Raymond Kopa. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day France, including Napoleon, Louis XIV of France, and Louis XVI of France.

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