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Iran

Iran ranks 32nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Romania, South Korea, and Croatia. Memorable people born in present day Iran include Omar Khayyam, Euripides, and Xerxes I. Memorable people who died in Iran include Avicenna, Omar Khayyam, and Xerxes I. Iran has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Iran, also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Its central location in Eurasia and proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it significant geostrategic importance. Tehran is the capital and largest city, as well as the leading economic and cultural hub; it is also the most populous city in Western Asia, with more than 8.8 million residents, and up to 15 million including the metropolitan area. With 83 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th most populous country. Spanning 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1300 BC and 1999, present day Iran was the birth place of 363 globally memorable people, including Omar Khayyam, Euripides, and Xerxes I. Additionaly, 166 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Iran including Avicenna, Omar Khayyam, and Xerxes I.

People Born in Present Day Iran

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People Deceased in Present Day Iran

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Iran, including Ali Daei, Ali Parvin, and Andranik Eskandarian. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Iran, including Xerxes I, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and Darius III.

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