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Basra ranks 545th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Avignon, Hamilton, Ontario, and Grenoble. Memorable people born in Basra include Ibn al-Haytham, Rabia of Basra, and Al-Ash'ari. Memorable people who died in Basra include Rabia of Basra, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, and Talhah. Basra has been the birth place of many writers and religious figures and the death place of many religious figures and writers. Basra is located in Iraq.

Basra is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab. It had an estimated population of 1.4 million in 2018. Basra is also Iraq's main port, although it does not have deep water access, which is handled at the port of Umm Qasr. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 648 and 1945, Basra was the birth place of 19 globally memorable people, including Ibn al-Haytham, Rabia of Basra, and Al-Ash'ari. Additionaly, 16 globally memorable people have passed away in Basra including Rabia of Basra, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, and Talhah.

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Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Basra, including Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Awad Hamed al-Bandar. Whereas, throughout history, writers have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Basra, including Ibn Sirin, Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, and Al-Hariri of Basra.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in Basra since 1700.