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Switzerland ranks 24th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Belgium, Denmark, and Australia. Memorable people born in present day Switzerland include Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leonhard Euler, and Le Corbusier. Memorable people who died in Switzerland include Charlie Chaplin, Erasmus, and John Calvin. Switzerland has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many writers and politicians.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are located, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel, where multiple international organisations are domiciled and where the main international airports of Switzerland are. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1999, present day Switzerland was the birth place of 540 globally memorable people, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leonhard Euler, and Le Corbusier. Additionaly, 454 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Switzerland including Charlie Chaplin, Erasmus, and John Calvin.

People Born in Present Day Switzerland

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People Deceased in Present Day Switzerland

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Most individuals born in present day Switzerland were soccer players (91), politicians (55), writers (41), skiers (27), and painters (24),  while most who died were writers (68), politicians (64), philosophers (22), painters (21), and mathematicians (19).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Switzerland, including Ivan Rakitić, Roberto Di Matteo, and Marco Giampaolo. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Switzerland, including Ivan Rakitić, Roberto Di Matteo, and André Abegglen.

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