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Iran

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Iran ranks 36th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Mexico, Portugal, and Serbia. Memorable people born in present day Iran include Zoroaster, Omar Khayyam, 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 by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, by Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south. It covers an area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), making it the fourth-largest country entirely in Asia and the second-largest country in Western Asia behind Saudi Arabia. Iran has a population of 85 million, making it the 17th-most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Tehran, followed by Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz and Tabriz. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 2000 BC and 2003, present day Iran was the birth place of 464 globally memorable people, including Zoroaster, Omar Khayyam, and Xerxes I. Additionaly, 186 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Iran including Avicenna, Omar Khayyam, and Xerxes I.

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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, Nasser Hejazi, and Andranik Eskandarian. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Iran, including Xerxes I, Darius III, and Cyrus the Great.

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