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Netherlands ranks 13th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Sweden, Poland, and India. Memorable people born in present day Netherlands include Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Johannes Vermeer. Memorable people who died in Netherlands include Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, and Baruch Spinoza. Netherlands has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many painters and politicians.

The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in Western Europe with territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, bordering Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. In the Caribbean, it consists of three special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland, and English and Papiamento as secondary official languages in the Caribbean Netherlands. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Dutch Sign Language, Sinte Romani and Yiddish are recognised non-territorial languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 25 and 2007, present day Netherlands was the birth place of 1,209 globally memorable people, including Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Johannes Vermeer. Additionaly, 487 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Netherlands including Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, and Baruch Spinoza.

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Most individuals born in present day Netherlands were soccer players (329), politicians (121), painters (109), cyclists (72), and writers (47),  while most who died were painters (104), politicians (96), writers (40), soccer players (21), and biologists (19).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Netherlands, including Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, and Rob Rensenbrink. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Netherlands, including Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, and Rob Rensenbrink.

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