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Italy ranks 5th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Memorable people born in present day Italy include Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Christopher Columbus. Memorable people who died in Italy include Marco Polo, Galileo Galilei, and Julius Caesar. Italy has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and religious figures.

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a sovereign country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in south-central Europe, and is considered part of western Europe. A unitary parliamentary republic with Rome as its capital, the country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in Tunisian waters (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 3345 BC and 2000, present day Italy was the birth place of 3,287 globally memorable people, including Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Christopher Columbus. Additionaly, 2,404 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Italy including Marco Polo, Galileo Galilei, and Julius Caesar.

People Born in Present Day Italy

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People Deceased in Present Day Italy

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Italy, including Cesare Maldini, Gianluigi Buffon, and Paolo Maldini. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Italy, including Julius Caesar, Augustus, and Benito Mussolini.

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