Cultural Production in

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United Kingdom

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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, Adam Smith, and William Shakespeare. Memorable people who died in United Kingdom include Isaac Newton, Adam Smith, 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 (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in Europe, off the north-western coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 square kilometres (93,628 sq mi), with an estimated 2020 population of more than 67 million people. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 2019, present day United Kingdom was the birth place of 7,762 globally memorable people, including Isaac Newton, Adam Smith, and William Shakespeare. Additionaly, 3,606 globally memorable people have passed away in present day United Kingdom including Isaac Newton, Adam Smith, and Karl Marx.

People Born in Present Day United Kingdom

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Most individuals born in present day United Kingdom were actors (1309), soccer players (1249), politicians (760), writers (676), and musicians (486),  while most who died were politicians (628), writers (478), actors (266), soccer players (166), and biologists (154).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day United Kingdom, including George Best, Bobby Charlton, and David Beckham. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day United Kingdom, including Charlie Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins, and Sean Connery.

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