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Jamaica

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Jamaica ranks 68th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Iceland. Memorable people born in present day Jamaica include Bob Marley, Stamford Raffles, and Grace Jones. Memorable people who died in Jamaica include Calico Jack, Henry Morgan, and Mary Read. Jamaica has been the birth place of many athletes, and singers and the death place of many politicians, and pirates.

Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean Sea and the West Indies. At 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi), it is the third largest island—after Cuba and Hispaniola—of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 km (90 mi) south of Cuba, 191 km (119 mi) west of Hispaniola, and 215 km (134 mi) south-east of the Cayman Islands. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 1781 and 1998, present day Jamaica was the birth place of 189 globally memorable people, including Bob Marley, Stamford Raffles, and Grace Jones. Additionaly, 41 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Jamaica including Calico Jack, Henry Morgan, and Mary Read.

People Born in Present Day Jamaica

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People Deceased in Present Day Jamaica

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Jamaica were athletes (79), singers (27), soccer players (25), musicians (18), and politicians (12),  while most who died were politicians (9), pirates (5), musicians (5), singers (4), and athletes (4).

Over the past 100 years, athletes have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Jamaica, including Usain Bolt, Ben Johnson, and Merlene Ottey. Whereas, throughout history, athletes have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Jamaica, including Usain Bolt, Ben Johnson, and Merlene Ottey.

Places

Overlapping Lives

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