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United Kingdom ranks 2nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind United States. Memorable people born in present day United Kingdom include Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, and Charles Darwin. Memorable people who died in United Kingdom include Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, and Karl Marx. United Kingdom has been the birth place of many actors and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. Otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the southwest, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The total area of the United Kingdom is 94,000 square miles (240,000 km2). Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 2018, present day United Kingdom was the birth place of 5,349 globally memorable people, including Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, and Charles Darwin. Additionaly, 2,463 globally memorable people have passed away in present day United Kingdom including Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, and Karl Marx.

People Born in Present Day United Kingdom

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People Deceased in Present Day United Kingdom

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Most individuals born in present day United Kingdom were actors (897), soccer players (822), politicians (564), writers (484), and musicians (349),  while most who died were politicians (453), writers (335), actors (159), biologists (98), and soccer players (89).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day United Kingdom, including Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, and Richard Burton. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day United Kingdom, including Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, and Anthony Hopkins.

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