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France ranks 5th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany. 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, 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 transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. France borders Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname, and Brazil in the Americas. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and over 67 million people. 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. Including its overseas territories, France has twelve time zones, the most of any country. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 380 BC and 2003, present day France was the birth place of 5,234 globally memorable people, including Napoleon, Louis XIV of France, and René Descartes. Additionaly, 3,988 globally memorable people have passed away in present day France including Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and Louis XIV of France.

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People Deceased in Present Day France

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Newly Added People Deceased in Present Day France

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Most individuals born in present day France were politicians (823), soccer players (713), writers (563), actors (358), and painters (198),  while most who died were politicians (841), writers (613), painters (255), actors (175), and composers (161).

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 Charlemagne.

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