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France ranks 303rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Daegu, Hamamatsu, and Tartu. Memorable people born in France include Charles Aznavour, William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, and Robert Guérin. Memorable people who died in France include François Villon, Anne of Kiev, and André Citroën. France has been the birth place of many politicians, and noblemen and the death place of many writers, and politicians. France is located in France.

France, officially the French Republic, is a country located primarily in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Metropolitan France shares borders with Belgium and Luxembourg to the north, Germany to the north east, Switzerland to the east, Italy and Monaco to the south east, Andorra and Spain to the south, and a maritime border with the United Kingdom to the north west. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. Its overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and have a total population of 68.4 million as of January 2024. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre; other major urban areas include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nantes and Nice. Read more on Wikipedia


Between 0 and 1987, France was the birth place of 42 globally memorable people, including Charles Aznavour, William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, and Robert Guérin. Additionaly, 15 globally memorable people have passed away in France including François Villon, Anne of Kiev, and André Citroën.

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Most individuals born in present day France were politicians (9), noblemen (6), actors (5), religious figures (4), and biologists (3),  while most who died were writers (3), politicians (3), companions (2), engineers (1), and economists (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in France, including Marisa Berenson, Pierre Coffin, and Pascale Arbillot. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day France, including Robert I, Count of Artois, Alys of France, Countess of Vexin, and Walter Sans Avoir.


Overlapping Lives

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 11 globally memorable people born in France since 1700.