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Switzerland ranks 27th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Norway, Australia, and Denmark. 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 politicians and writers.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country located in west-central Europe. It is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps and the Jura; the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, whereas most of the country's population of 9 million are concentrated on the plateau, which hosts the largest cities and economic centres, including Zürich, Geneva and Basel. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 2002, present day Switzerland was the birth place of 876 globally memorable people, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leonhard Euler, and Le Corbusier. Additionaly, 691 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Switzerland including Charlie Chaplin, Erasmus, and John Calvin.

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People Deceased in Present Day Switzerland

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Most individuals born in present day Switzerland were soccer players (161), politicians (113), skiers (57), writers (50), and cyclists (43),  while most who died were politicians (111), writers (89), actors (30), soccer players (30), and painters (28).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Switzerland, including Roberto Di Matteo, Ivan Rakitić, and Luuk de Jong. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Switzerland, including Alisha Lehmann, 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.