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Libya ranks 102nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Puerto Rico, Malta, and Panama. Memorable people born in present day Libya include Eratosthenes, Muammar Gaddafi, and Mark the Evangelist. Memorable people who died in Libya include Muammar Gaddafi, Omar Mukhtar, and Agesilaus II. Libya has been the birth place of many politicians and philosophers and the death place of many politicians and social activists.

Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. Libya is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 700,000 square miles, it is the fourth-largest country in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over three million of Libya's seven million people. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 900 BC and 2000, present day Libya was the birth place of 64 globally memorable people, including Eratosthenes, Muammar Gaddafi, and Mark the Evangelist. Additionaly, 27 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Libya including Muammar Gaddafi, Omar Mukhtar, and Agesilaus II.

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Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Libya, including Muammar Gaddafi, Fayez al-Sarraj, and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Libya, including Muammar Gaddafi, Septimius Severus, and Idris of Libya.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 18 globally memorable people born in present day Libya since 1700.