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With 784 biographies, Companions are the 26th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Businesspeople, Social Activists, and Skiers.


Pantheon has 788 people classified as companions born between 3500 BC and 1990. Of these 788, 44 (5.58%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living companions include Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Sonja of Norway, and Priscilla Presley. The most famous deceased companions include Nefertiti, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and Fatimah. As of April 2024, 42 new companions have been added to Pantheon including Rabia Bala Hatun, Halime Hatun, and Nilüfer Hatun.

Living Companions

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Deceased Companions

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Newly Added Companions (2024)

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Most companions were born in Germany (111), France (66), and United Kingdom (62). By city, the most common birth places were Rome (17), Paris (13), and Mecca (11).The most common death places of companions were France (81), Germany (66), and United Kingdom (64). By city, these were Paris (18), Constantinople (17), and Medina (13).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as companions in Pantheon are Nimaathap, Neithhotep, and Bathsheba.  The concentration of companions was largest during the Scribal Era, which lasted from 500 BC to 1449. Some birth or death locations for earlier companions are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Companions were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Companions since 1700.