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Tunisia ranks 62nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Azerbaijan, Pakistan, and Algeria. Memorable people born in present day Tunisia include Hannibal, Ibn Khaldun, and Claudia Cardinale. Memorable people who died in Tunisia include Louis IX of France, Apuleius, and Tertullian. Tunisia has been the birth place of many soccer players, and politicians and the death place of many politicians, and writers.

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia also shares maritime borders with Italy through the islands of Sicily and Sardinia to the north and Malta to the east. It features the archaeological sites of Carthage dating back to the 9th century BC, as well as the Great Mosque of Kairouan. Known for its ancient architecture, souks, and blue coasts, it covers 163,610 km2 (63,170 sq mi), and has a population of 12.1 million. It contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert; much of its remaining territory is arable land. Its 1,300 km (810 mi) of coastline includes the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin. Tunisia is home to Africa's northernmost point, Cape Angela. Located on the northeastern coast, Tunis is the capital and largest city of the country, which is itself named after Tunis. The official language of Tunisia is Modern Standard Arabic. The vast majority of Tunisia's population is Arab and Muslim. Vernacular Tunisian Arabic is the most spoken, and French also serves as an administrative and educational language in some contexts, but it has no official status. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 633 BC and 2002, present day Tunisia was the birth place of 210 globally memorable people, including Hannibal, Ibn Khaldun, and Claudia Cardinale. Additionaly, 59 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Tunisia including Louis IX of France, Apuleius, and Tertullian.

People Born in Present Day Tunisia

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People Deceased in Present Day Tunisia

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Tunisia were soccer players (79), politicians (56), writers (8), actors (6), and athletes (6),  while most who died were politicians (34), writers (5), military personnels (4), philosophers (2), and religious figures (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Tunisia, including Sadok Sassi, Abdelmajid Chetali, and Mohamed Akid. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Tunisia, including Sadok Sassi, Abdelmajid Chetali, and Mohamed Akid.

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Overlapping Lives

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