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Nigeria

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Nigeria ranks 56th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, and Cuba. Memorable people born in present day Nigeria include Wole Soyinka, Dr. Alban, and Hugo Weaving. Memorable people who died in Nigeria include Siad Barre, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, and Fela Kuti. Nigeria has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. Lagos is the most populous city in the country and the African continent, as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1745 and 1999, present day Nigeria was the birth place of 200 globally memorable people, including Wole Soyinka, Dr. Alban, and Hugo Weaving. Additionaly, 23 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Nigeria including Siad Barre, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, and Fela Kuti.

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Most individuals born in present day Nigeria were soccer players (134), politicians (19), athletes (15), writers (10), and musicians (3),  while most who died were politicians (10), writers (3), soccer players (3), explorers (2), and musicians (1).

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, Nwankwo Kanu, and Taribo West. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Nigeria, including Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Taribo West.

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