Cultural Production in

Present Day

Kenya

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Kenya ranks 70th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Thailand, Venezuela, and Armenia. Memorable people born in present day Kenya include Richard Dawkins, Wangari Maathai, and Barack Obama Sr.. Memorable people who died in Kenya include Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Wangari Maathai, and Barack Obama Sr.. Kenya has been the birth place of many athletes and politicians and the death place of many politicians and athletes.

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people in the 2019 census, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third-largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret. As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1893 and 1996, present day Kenya was the birth place of 121 globally memorable people, including Richard Dawkins, Wangari Maathai, and Barack Obama Sr.. Additionaly, 24 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Kenya including Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Wangari Maathai, and Barack Obama Sr..

People Born in Present Day Kenya

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People Deceased in Present Day Kenya

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Most individuals born in present day Kenya were athletes (93), politicians (7), soccer players (5), writers (3), and actors (3),  while most who died were politicians (9), athletes (7), writers (4), military personnels (1), and economists (1).

Over the past 100 years, athletes have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Kenya, including Kipchoge Keino, Ben Jipcho, and Eliud Kipchoge. Whereas, throughout history, athletes have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Kenya, including Kipchoge Keino, Ben Jipcho, and Eliud Kipchoge.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 16 globally memorable people born in present day Kenya since 1700.