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Greece ranks 818th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Canton, Ohio, Czechoslovakia, and Maceió. Memorable people born in Greece include Pope Sixtus II, Pope Dionysius, and Parmenion. Memorable people who died in Greece include Democritus, Polybius, and Cynane. Greece has been the birth place of many politicians and mathematicians and the death place of many philosophers and historians. Greece is located in Greece.

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is its largest and capital city, followed by Thessaloniki. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km (8,498 mi) in length, featuring many islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 500 BC and 1966, Greece was the birth place of 14 globally memorable people, including Pope Sixtus II, Pope Dionysius, and Parmenion. Additionaly, 5 globally memorable people have passed away in Greece including Democritus, Polybius, and Cynane.

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Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Greece, including Stavros Dimas. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Greece, including Gülçiçek Hatun, Faustus Cornelius Sulla, and Nikolaos Andriakopoulos.

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