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Uruguay ranks 41st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Israel, South Africa, and Bulgaria. Memorable people born in present day Uruguay include José Mujica, Comte de Lautréamont, and Tabaré Vázquez. Memorable people who died in Uruguay include Tabaré Vázquez, Eduardo Galeano, and José Nasazzi. Uruguay has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many soccer players and politicians.

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in South America. It shares borders with Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and northeast; while bordering the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. It is part of the Southern Cone region of South America. Uruguay covers an area of approximately 181,034 square kilometers (69,898 sq mi) and has a population of an estimated 3.51 million, of whom 2 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1764 and 2001, present day Uruguay was the birth place of 370 globally memorable people, including José Mujica, Comte de Lautréamont, and Tabaré Vázquez. Additionaly, 138 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Uruguay including Tabaré Vázquez, Eduardo Galeano, and José Nasazzi.

People Born in Present Day Uruguay

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People Deceased in Present Day Uruguay

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Most individuals born in present day Uruguay were soccer players (258), politicians (57), writers (20), actors (5), and coaches (4),  while most who died were soccer players (65), politicians (44), writers (11), racing drivers (5), and social activists (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Uruguay, including Alcides Ghiggia, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, and Luis Suárez. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Uruguay, including José Nasazzi, Alcides Ghiggia, and Héctor Scarone.

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