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Iceland ranks 467th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Sicily, Tianjin, and Hyderabad. Memorable people born in Iceland include Bjarni Herjólfsson, Egill Skallagrímsson, and Ari Thorgilsson. Memorable people who died in Iceland include Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Hallgrímur Pétursson, and Thorvald Asvaldsson. Iceland has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many writers and explorers. Iceland is located in Iceland.

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, with a population of 356,991 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, and most of its islands have a polar climate. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 904 and 1995, Iceland was the birth place of 22 globally memorable people, including Bjarni Herjólfsson, Egill Skallagrímsson, and Ari Thorgilsson. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in Iceland including Jean-Baptiste Charcot, Hallgrímur Pétursson, and Thorvald Asvaldsson.

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Most individuals born in present day Iceland were politicians (7), writers (4), explorers (2), singers (2), and musicians (2),  while most who died were writers (4), explorers (1), and politicians (1).

Over the past 100 years, singers have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Iceland, including Ásgeir Trausti and Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Iceland, including Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal, and Jón Þorláksson.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 10 globally memorable people born in Iceland since 1700.