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China ranks 3,078th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Chihuahua City, North Hamgyong Province, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Memorable people born in China include Tang of Shang, Linji Yixuan, and Liu Penzi. Memorable people who died in China include Laozi, Zhang Qian, and Tang of Shang. China has been the birth place of many politicians and philosophers and the death place of many politicians and philosophers. China is located in China.

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country with a population exceeding 1.4 billion people. China spans five geographical time zones and borders fourteen countries by land, the most of any country in the world, tied with Russia. China also has a narrow maritime boundary with the disputed Taiwan. Covering an area of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the world's third or fourth largest country. The country consists of 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two Special Administrative Regions. The national capital is Beijing, and the most populous city and financial center is Shanghai. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1601 BC and 1959, China was the birth place of 5 globally memorable people, including Tang of Shang, Linji Yixuan, and Liu Penzi. Additionaly, 7 globally memorable people have passed away in China including Laozi, Zhang Qian, and Tang of Shang. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in China than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day China were politicians (2), philosophers (1), religious figures (1), and physicians (1),  while most who died were politicians (4), philosophers (1), explorers (1), and painters (1).

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in China since 1700.