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Greece ranks 21st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Ukraine, Argentina, and Belgium. Memorable people born in present day Greece include Alexander the Great, Aristotle, and Plato. Memorable people who died in Greece include Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. Greece has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is its largest and capital city, followed by Thessaloniki. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring many islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 2780 BC and 1998, present day Greece was the birth place of 855 globally memorable people, including Alexander the Great, Aristotle, and Plato. Additionaly, 443 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Greece including Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Greece, including Antonios Nikopolidis, Theodoros Zagorakis, and Angelos Charisteas. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Greece, including Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Pericles, and Philip II of Macedon.

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