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Ukraine ranks 18th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind India, Canada, and Austria. Memorable people born in present day Ukraine include Hurrem Sultan, Leon Trotsky, and Leonid Brezhnev. Memorable people who died in Ukraine include Alexander III of Russia, Gerardus Mercator, and Willy Brandt. Ukraine has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and north-east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west; and Romania, Moldova, and the Black Sea to the south. Ukraine also borders the Crimean Peninsula to its south, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, though Ukraine still continues to claim the territory. Including the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, and the 46th-largest country in the world. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42 million, making it the seventh or eighth-most populous country in Europe, and the 32nd-most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kyiv. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religion in the country is Eastern Orthodoxy. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 713 BC and 2002, present day Ukraine was the birth place of 741 globally memorable people, including Hurrem Sultan, Leon Trotsky, and Leonid Brezhnev. Additionaly, 193 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Ukraine including Alexander III of Russia, Gerardus Mercator, and Willy Brandt.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Ukraine, including Andriy Shevchenko, Oleg Blokhin, and Igor Belanov. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Ukraine, including Hurrem Sultan, Leon Trotsky, and Leonid Brezhnev.

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