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Jamaica

Jamaica ranks 68th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Tunisia, Morocco, and Azerbaijan. Memorable people born in present day Jamaica include Bob Marley, Stamford Raffles, and Grace Jones. Memorable people who died in Jamaica include Calico Jack, Mary Read, and Henry Morgan. 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 situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola ; the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1997, present day Jamaica was the birth place of 98 globally memorable people, including Bob Marley, Stamford Raffles, and Grace Jones. Additionaly, 23 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Jamaica including Calico Jack, Mary Read, and Henry Morgan.

People Born in Present Day Jamaica

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People Deceased in Present Day Jamaica

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Most individuals born in present day Jamaica were athletes (34), singers (16), musicians (14), soccer players (13), and politicians (10),  while most who died were politicians (6), pirates (4), musicians (3), writers (3), and physicians (2).

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.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 21 globally memorable people born in present day Jamaica since 1700.