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Morocco ranks 60th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Peru, Iceland, and Algeria. Memorable people born in present day Morocco include Ibn Battuta, Tariq ibn Ziyad, and Jean Reno. Memorable people who died in Morocco include Averroes, Ibn Battuta, and Mobutu Sese Seko. Morocco has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the northwesternmost country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south. Morocco also claims the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, and several small Spanish-controlled islands off its coast. It spans an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi) or 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi), with a population of roughly 37 million. Its official and predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber; the Moroccan dialect of Arabic and French are also widely spoken. Moroccan identity and culture is a vibrant mix of Berber, Arab, and European cultures. Its capital is Rabat, while its largest city is Casablanca. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 2007, present day Morocco was the birth place of 163 globally memorable people, including Ibn Battuta, Tariq ibn Ziyad, and Jean Reno. Additionaly, 53 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Morocco including Averroes, Ibn Battuta, and Mobutu Sese Seko.

People Born in Present Day Morocco

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People Deceased in Present Day Morocco

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Newly Added People Deceased in Present Day Morocco

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Most individuals born in present day Morocco were soccer players (54), politicians (45), athletes (14), writers (9), and actors (7),  while most who died were politicians (31), writers (4), soccer players (3), philosophers (2), and actors (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Morocco, including Just Fontaine, Ahmed Faras, and Mustapha Hadji. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Morocco, including Just Fontaine, Larbi Benbarek, and Ahmed Faras.

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