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France ranks 316th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Wellington, Oviedo, and Luanda. Memorable people born in France include Gregory of Tours, Gabrielle d'Estrées, and Robert Guérin. Memorable people who died in France include François Villon, Anne of Kiev, and Joan II of Navarre. France has been the birth place of many politicians and religious figures and the death place of many writers and companions. France is located in France.

France, officially the French Republic, is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. France borders Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname and Brazil in the Americas. The country's eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.4 million. 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 Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice. France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones of any country, with a total of twelve. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 538 and 1984, France was the birth place of 32 globally memorable people, including Gregory of Tours, Gabrielle d'Estrées, and Robert Guérin. Additionaly, 15 globally memorable people have passed away in France including François Villon, Anne of Kiev, and Joan II of Navarre.

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Most individuals born in present day France were politicians (8), religious figures (4), writers (3), businesspeople (2), and noblemen (2),  while most who died were writers (2), companions (2), politicians (2), astronomers (2), and biologists (2).

Over the past 100 years, film directors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in France, including Michel Boisrond and Pierre Morel. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day France, including Walter Sans Avoir, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, and Robert I, Count of Artois.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 8 globally memorable people born in France since 1700.