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New Zealand

New Zealand ranks 55th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Czech Republic, Latvia, and Chile. Memorable people born in present day New Zealand include Ernest Rutherford, Edmund Hillary, and Russell Crowe. Memorable people who died in New Zealand include Edmund Hillary, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, and Burt Munro. New Zealand has been the birth place of many actors and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 2000, present day New Zealand was the birth place of 146 globally memorable people, including Ernest Rutherford, Edmund Hillary, and Russell Crowe. Additionaly, 26 globally memorable people have passed away in present day New Zealand including Edmund Hillary, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, and Burt Munro.

People Born in Present Day New Zealand

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People Deceased in Present Day New Zealand

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Most individuals born in present day New Zealand were actors (28), soccer players (27), politicians (16), athletes (10), and racing drivers (9),  while most who died were politicians (9), writers (3), racing drivers (2), mountaineers (1), and physicists (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day New Zealand, including Russell Crowe, Lucy Lawless, and Alan Dale. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day New Zealand, including Russell Crowe, Lucy Lawless, and Alan Dale.

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