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Mecca

Mecca ranks 121st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Reykjavík, Ljubljana, and Buffalo, New York. Memorable people born in Mecca include Muhammad, Umar, and Ali. Memorable people who died in Mecca include Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, and Al-Mansur. Mecca has been the birth place of many religious figures and politicians and the death place of many religious figures and politicians. Mecca is located in Saudi Arabia.

Mecca, officially Makkah al-Mukarramah and commonly shortened to Makkah, is the holiest city in Islam and the capital of the Makkah Province of Saudi Arabia. The city is located 70 km (43 mi) inland from Jeddah on the Red Sea, in a narrow valley 277 m (909 ft) above sea level. Its last recorded population was 1,578,722 in 2015. estimated metro population in 2020 is 2.042 million, making it the third-most populated city in the kingdom. Pilgrims more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj pilgrimage, observed in the twelfth Hijri month of Dhūl-Ḥijjah. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 430 and 1984, Mecca was the birth place of 55 globally memorable people, including Muhammad, Umar, and Ali. Additionaly, 13 globally memorable people have passed away in Mecca including Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib, and Al-Mansur.

People Born in Mecca

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Most individuals born in present day Mecca were religious figures (19), politicians (18), companions (8), military personnels (4), and soccer players (4),  while most who died were religious figures (8), politicians (4), and companions (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Mecca, including Mohammed Noor, Osama Hawsawi, and Abdulaziz Khathran. Whereas, throughout history, religious figures have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Mecca, including Muhammad, Ali, and Abu Bakr.

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