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Ghana ranks 77th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Afghanistan, Ecuador, and North Macedonia. Memorable people born in present day Ghana include Kofi Annan, Kwame Nkrumah, and Marcel Desailly. Memorable people who died in Ghana include Alexander Selkirk, Hideyo Noguchi, and W. E. B. Du Bois. Ghana has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and pirates.

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east. Ghana covers an area of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), spanning a diverse geography and ecology that ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical rain forests. With over 31 million people, Ghana is the second-most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria. The capital and largest city is Accra; other major cities include Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1906 and 2000, present day Ghana was the birth place of 107 globally memorable people, including Kofi Annan, Kwame Nkrumah, and Marcel Desailly. Additionaly, 14 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Ghana including Alexander Selkirk, Hideyo Noguchi, and W. E. B. Du Bois.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Ghana, including Marcel Desailly, Abedi Pele, and Michael Essien. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Ghana, including Marcel Desailly, Abedi Pele, and Michael Essien.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 15 globally memorable people born in present day Ghana since 1700.