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Iraq ranks 42nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Uruguay, Bulgaria, and South Africa. Memorable people born in present day Iraq include Abraham, Saladin, and Hammurabi. Memorable people who died in Iraq include Alexander the Great, Hammurabi, and Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi. Iraq has been the birth place of many politicians and religious figures and the death place of many politicians and religious figures.

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital and largest city is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians/Chaldeans, Yazidis, Persians, Shabakis, Armenians, Sabian-Mandaeans, Circassians, and Kawliya. Around 95–98% of the country's 38 million citizens are Muslims, with small minorities of Christians, Yarsans, Yezidis and Mandaeans also present. The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 3500 BC and 2000, present day Iraq was the birth place of 298 globally memorable people, including Abraham, Saladin, and Hammurabi. Additionaly, 224 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Iraq including Alexander the Great, Hammurabi, and Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi.

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Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Iraq, including Saddam Hussein, Jalal Talabani, and Faisal II of Iraq. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Iraq, including Saladin, Hammurabi, and Saddam Hussein.

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