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Somalia

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Somalia ranks 112th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Dominican Republic, Kyrgyzstan, and Sri Lanka. Memorable people born in present day Somalia include Siad Barre, Waris Dirie, and Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Memorable people who died in Somalia include Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, and Michel Micombero. Somalia has been the birth place of many politicians and athletes and the death place of many politicians and mountaineers.

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the Northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland. Its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. Hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. Somalia has an estimated population of around 15 million, of which over 2 million live in the capital and largest city Mogadishu, and has been described as Africa's most culturally homogeneous country. Around 85% of its residents are ethnic Somalis, who have historically inhabited the country's north. Ethnic minorities are largely concentrated in the south. The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic. Most people in the country are Muslims, the majority of them Sunni. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1506 and 1991, present day Somalia was the birth place of 40 globally memorable people, including Siad Barre, Waris Dirie, and Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Additionaly, 5 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Somalia including Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, and Michel Micombero.

People Born in Present Day Somalia

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People Deceased in Present Day Somalia

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Newly Added People Deceased in Present Day Somalia

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Most individuals born in present day Somalia were politicians (22), athletes (4), writers (3), social activists (3), and soccer players (3),  while most who died were politicians (3), mountaineers (1), and social activists (1).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Somalia, including Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, and Nur Hassan Hussein. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Somalia, including Siad Barre, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, and Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 12 globally memorable people born in present day Somalia since 1700.