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Guatemala ranks 115th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Somalia, Kosovo, and Jordan. Memorable people born in present day Guatemala include Miguel Ángel Asturias, Jacobo Árbenz, and Efraín Ríos Montt. Memorable people who died in Guatemala include Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, and Efraín Ríos Montt. Guatemala has been the birth place of many politicians and social activists and the death place of many politicians and religious figures.

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America, bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 17.2 million, it is the most populous country in Central America and is the 11th most populous country in the Americas. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City, the largest city in Central America. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1814 and 1991, present day Guatemala was the birth place of 36 globally memorable people, including Miguel Ángel Asturias, Jacobo Árbenz, and Efraín Ríos Montt. Additionaly, 16 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Guatemala including Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, and Efraín Ríos Montt.

People Born in Present Day Guatemala

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People Deceased in Present Day Guatemala

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Newly Added People Deceased in Present Day Guatemala

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Most individuals born in present day Guatemala were politicians (25), social activists (2), singers (2), soccer players (2), and writers (1),  while most who died were politicians (11), religious figures (2), explorers (1), singers (1), and actors (1).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Guatemala, including Efraín Ríos Montt, Otto Pérez Molina, and Alejandro Giammattei. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Guatemala, including Jacobo Árbenz, Efraín Ríos Montt, and Carlos Castillo Armas.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 17 globally memorable people born in present day Guatemala since 1700.