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Iceland ranks 67th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Paraguay, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Memorable people born in present day Iceland include Leif Erikson, Snorri Sturluson, and Halldór Laxness. Memorable people who died in Iceland include Bobby Fischer, Snorri Sturluson, and Halldór Laxness. Iceland has been the birth place of many soccer players, and politicians and the death place of many politicians, and writers.

Iceland is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between North America and Europe. It is linked culturally and politically with Europe and is the region's most sparsely populated country. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which is home to about 36% of the country's roughly 380,000 residents. The official language of the country is Icelandic. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 904 and 2001, present day Iceland was the birth place of 189 globally memorable people, including Leif Erikson, Snorri Sturluson, and Halldór Laxness. Additionaly, 54 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Iceland including Bobby Fischer, Snorri Sturluson, and Halldór Laxness.

People Born in Present Day Iceland

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People Deceased in Present Day Iceland

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Iceland were soccer players (51), politicians (38), writers (26), singers (18), and actors (10),  while most who died were politicians (25), writers (14), explorers (3), religious figures (3), and chess players (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Iceland, including Eiður Guðjohnsen, Ásgeir Sigurvinsson, and Arnór Guðjohnsen. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Iceland, including Eiður Guðjohnsen, Ásgeir Sigurvinsson, and Arnór Guðjohnsen.

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Overlapping Lives

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