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France ranks 3rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind United States and United Kingdom. Memorable people born in present day France include Napoleon, Louis XIV of France, and Joan of Arc. Memorable people who died in France include Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and Louis XIV of France. 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 consisting of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It borders Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco, and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.07 million. 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 Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice. France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones of any country, with a total of 12. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 380 BC and 1999, present day France was the birth place of 4,113 globally memorable people, including Napoleon, Louis XIV of France, and Joan of Arc. Additionaly, 3,238 globally memorable people have passed away in present day France including Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and Louis XIV of France.

People Born in Present Day France

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People Deceased in Present Day France

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Most individuals born in present day France were politicians (708), soccer players (494), writers (451), actors (269), and painters (166),  while most who died were politicians (731), writers (491), painters (212), composers (134), and philosophers (125).

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.