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Senegal ranks 84th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Montenegro, North Korea, and Costa Rica. Memorable people born in present day Senegal include Léopold Sédar Senghor, Abdoulaye Wade, and Abdou Diouf. Memorable people who died in Senegal include Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Ahmadou Ahidjo, and Ousmane Sembène. Senegal has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and explorers.

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal nearly surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal's southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal's economic and political capital is Dakar. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1906 and 1999, present day Senegal was the birth place of 97 globally memorable people, including Léopold Sédar Senghor, Abdoulaye Wade, and Abdou Diouf. Additionaly, 9 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Senegal including Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Ahmadou Ahidjo, and Ousmane Sembène.

People Born in Present Day Senegal

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People Deceased in Present Day Senegal

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Most individuals born in present day Senegal were soccer players (65), politicians (12), writers (6), singers (3), and athletes (2),  while most who died were politicians (3), explorers (1), film directors (1), racing drivers (1), and anthropologists (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Senegal, including Patrick Vieira, Patrice Evra, and Sadio Mané. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Senegal, including Patrick Vieira, Patrice Evra, and Sadio Mané.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 7 globally memorable people born in present day Senegal since 1700.