Lebanon ranks 2,177th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Enghien-les-Bains, Carlisle, and Plaistow, Newham. Memorable people born in Lebanon include Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Jurji Zaydan, and Elia Abu Madi. Memorable people who died in Lebanon include Pierre Gemayel. Lebanon has been the birth place of many writers and religious figures and the death place of many politicians. Lebanon is located in Lebanon.
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is an Arab country in the Middle-East, located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus lies just west of it across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has contributed to its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious diversity. Lebanon is home to roughly 6 million people and covers a territory of just 10,452 km2 (4,036 mi2), making it among the smallest countries in Asia by land area. Arabs comprise the overwhelming majority of the country's population, while Arabic is the official language, and spoken Lebanese Arabic is used alongside Modern Standard Arabic in daily life. Read more on Wikipedia
Between 1861 and 1946, Lebanon was the birth place of 6 globally memorable people, including Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Jurji Zaydan, and Elia Abu Madi. Additionaly, 1 globally memorable people have passed away in Lebanon including Pierre Gemayel.
Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 3 globally memorable people born in Lebanon since 1700.