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Niger

Niger ranks 152nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Kuwait, Liberia, and El Salvador. Memorable people born in present day Niger include Hamani Diori, Mamadou Tandja, and Mahamadou Issoufou. Memorable people who died in Niger include Jean Rouch, Ali Saibou, and Daouda Malam Wanké. Niger has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and film directors.

Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin to the southwest, Mali to the north-west, Burkina Faso to the south-west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2 (490,000 sq mi), making it the largest country in West Africa. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Muslim population of about 22 million live mostly in clusters in the far south and west of the country. The capital and largest city is Niamey, located in Niger's southwest corner. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1916 and 1994, present day Niger was the birth place of 13 globally memorable people, including Hamani Diori, Mamadou Tandja, and Mahamadou Issoufou. Additionaly, 4 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Niger including Jean Rouch, Ali Saibou, and Daouda Malam Wanké.

People Born in Present Day Niger

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People Deceased in Present Day Niger

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Most individuals born in present day Niger were politicians (10), soccer players (2), and musicians (1),  while most who died were politicians (3) and film directors (1).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Niger, including Mamadou Tandja, Mahamadou Issoufou, and Seyni Kountché. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Niger, including Hamani Diori, Mamadou Tandja, and Mahamadou Issoufou.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 5 globally memorable people born in present day Niger since 1700.