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With 67 biographies, Lawyers are the 74th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Anthropologists, Cricketers, and Geographers.

Pantheon has 68 people classified as lawyers born between 120 and 1968. Of these 68, 17 (25.00%) 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 J. Edgar Hoover. As of October 2020, 16 new lawyers have been added to Pantheon including Al-Tahawi, Franz von Liszt, and Bill Gates Sr..

Living Lawyers

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Newly Added Lawyers (2020)

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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 (14), Germany (9), and Italy (5). By city, these were Washington, D.C. (4), Rome (2), and Oxford (2).

The earliest biographies classified as lawyers in Pantheon are Ulpian, Aemilius Papinianus, and Gaius.  The concentration of lawyers was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. 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.