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Rwanda

Rwanda ranks 168th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Réunion, French Guiana, and Sierra Leone. Memorable people born in present day Rwanda include Juvénal Habyarimana, Paul Kagame, and Grégoire Kayibanda. Memorable people who died in Rwanda include Dian Fossey, Juvénal Habyarimana, and Grégoire Kayibanda. Rwanda has been the birth place of many politicians and businesspeople and the death place of many politicians and biologists.

Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. One of the smallest countries on the African mainland, its capital city is Kigali. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is highly elevated with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. Rwanda has a population of over 12.6 million living on 26,338 km2 of land, and is the most densely populated mainland African country. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1924 and 1961, present day Rwanda was the birth place of 10 globally memorable people, including Juvénal Habyarimana, Paul Kagame, and Grégoire Kayibanda. Additionaly, 5 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Rwanda including Dian Fossey, Juvénal Habyarimana, and Grégoire Kayibanda.

People Born in Present Day Rwanda

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People Deceased in Present Day Rwanda

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Most individuals born in present day Rwanda were politicians (8), businesspeople (1), and military personnels (1),  while most who died were politicians (4) and biologists (1).

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