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Iceland

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Iceland ranks 58th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Cuba, Nigeria, and Peru. Memorable people born in present day Iceland include Leif Erikson, Snorri Sturluson, and Halldór Laxness. Memorable people who died in Iceland include Snorri Sturluson, Bobby Fischer, 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 in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, and most of its islands have a polar climate. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 904 and 1999, present day Iceland was the birth place of 166 globally memorable people, including Leif Erikson, Snorri Sturluson, and Halldór Laxness. Additionaly, 43 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Iceland including Snorri Sturluson, Bobby Fischer, and Halldór Laxness.

People Born in Present Day Iceland

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People Deceased in Present Day Iceland

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Newly Added People Deceased in Present Day Iceland

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Most individuals born in present day Iceland were soccer players (46), politicians (35), writers (22), singers (16), and musicians (8),  while most who died were politicians (19), writers (11), explorers (2), religious figures (2), 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.

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