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With 15,577 biographies, Politicians are the 2nd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Soccer Players.

Pantheon has 18,727 people classified as politicians born between 4000 BC and 2021. Of these 18,727, 4,579 (24.45%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living politicians include Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, and Hillary Clinton. The most famous deceased politicians include Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and Julius Caesar. As of April 2022, 3169 new politicians have been added to Pantheon including Henry V of England, Chun Doo-hwan, and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria.

Living Politicians

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Newly Added Politicians (2022)

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Most politicians were born in United States (1476), Germany (1324), and France (964). By city, the most common birth places were Rome (209), Paris (184), and Moscow (120).The most common death places of politicians were Germany (1127), France (997), and Italy (905). By city, these were Paris (328), Rome (278), and Moscow (205).

The earliest biographies classified as politicians in Pantheon are Mekh, Neheb, and Ny-Hor.  The concentration of politicians was largest during the Scribal Era, which lasted from 500 BC to 1449. Some birth or death locations for earlier politicians are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

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

Politicians are found within the Institutions domain which also includes Religious Figures, Military Personnels, Noblemen, Diplomats, and Pilots.