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With 68 biographies, Lawyers are the 73rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Baseball Players, Anthropologists, and Cricketers.

Pantheon has 81 people classified as lawyers born between 300 BC and 1982. Of these 81, 26 (32.10%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living lawyers include Carla Del Ponte, Alan Dershowitz, and Adrian Năstase. The most famous deceased lawyers include Hugo Grotius, Al-Shafi‘i, and Charles Albert Gobat. As of April 2022, 13 new lawyers have been added to Pantheon including Al-Qurtubi, Hisashi Owada, and Lucius Cincius Alimentus.

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Most lawyers were born in United States (23), United Kingdom (6), and Germany (4). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (4), London (3), and Washington, D.C. (2).The most common death places of lawyers were United States (15), Germany (9), and Italy (5). By city, these were Washington, D.C. (3), Rome (2), and New York City (2).

The earliest biographies classified as lawyers in Pantheon are Aemilius Papinianus, Gaius, and Lucius Cincius Alimentus.  The concentration of lawyers was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier lawyers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

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

Lawyers are found within the Business & Law domain which also includes Businesspeople and Producers.