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Riyadh (sau)

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Riyadh

Riyadh ranks 247th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Maastricht, Porto Alegre, and Providence, Rhode Island. Memorable people born in Riyadh include Salman of Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden, and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Memorable people who died in Riyadh include Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Fahd of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and writers. Riyadh is located in Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh is the capital city and seat of government of the Riyadh Province and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula and the capital governorate of the Riyadh Province. Located in the center of the an-Nafud desert, on the eastern part of the Najd plateau, the city sits at an average of 600 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level, and receives more than 16 million tourists each year, making it the 2nd most visited city in the Arab world. Riyadh had a population of 7.6 million people in 2019, making it the most populous city in Saudi Arabia, 2nd most populous city in the Arab world, and the 38th most populous in Asia. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1992, Riyadh was the birth place of 29 globally memorable people, including Salman of Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden, and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Additionaly, 7 globally memorable people have passed away in Riyadh including Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

People Born in Riyadh

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Most individuals born in present day Riyadh were soccer players (14), politicians (13), extremists (1), and businesspeople (1),  while most who died were politicians (5), writers (1), and social activists (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Riyadh, including Saeed Al-Owairan, Sami Al-Jaber, and Omar Abdulrahman. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Riyadh, including Saeed Al-Owairan, Sami Al-Jaber, and Omar Abdulrahman.

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