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 (PRC), is a country in East Asia. With a population exceeding 1.4 billion, it is the world's second-most-populous country. China spans the equivalent of five time zones and borders fourteen countries by land. With an area of nearly 9.6 million square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third-largest country by total land area. The country is divided into 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two semi-autonomous special administrative regions. Beijing is the national capital, while Shanghai is the most populous city and largest financial center. 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.
Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in China since 1700.