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Nigeria

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Nigeria ranks 54th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Lithuania, Latvia, and Chile. Memorable people born in present day Nigeria include Muhammadu Buhari, Wole Soyinka, and Dr. Alban. Memorable people who died in Nigeria include Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Siad Barre, and Fela Kuti. Nigeria has been the birth place of many soccer players, and athletes and the death place of many politicians, and soccer players.

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi), and with a population of over 230 million, it is the most populous country in Africa, and the world's sixth-most populous country. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the largest in Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 1745 and 2002, present day Nigeria was the birth place of 309 globally memorable people, including Muhammadu Buhari, Wole Soyinka, and Dr. Alban. Additionaly, 38 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Nigeria including Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Siad Barre, and Fela Kuti.

People Born in Present Day Nigeria

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People Deceased in Present Day Nigeria

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Nigeria were soccer players (176), athletes (34), politicians (27), actors (15), and writers (13),  while most who died were politicians (15), soccer players (5), writers (4), explorers (2), and philosophers (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Nigeria, including Jay-Jay Okocha, Rashidi Yekini, and Victor Osimhen. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Nigeria, including Jay-Jay Okocha, Rashidi Yekini, and Victor Osimhen.

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Overlapping Lives

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