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Singapore ranks 556th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Almaty, Ajaccio, and Jackson, Mississippi. Memorable people born in Singapore include Goh Chok Tong, Tony Tan, and Vanessa-Mae. Memorable people who died in Singapore include Sydney Brenner, Zillur Rahman, and George Young. Singapore has been the birth place of many politicians and actors and the death place of many politicians and biologists. Singapore is located in Singapore.

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognizing the need to respect cultural identities, Singapore has four official languages; English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the lingua franca. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1907 and 1995, Singapore was the birth place of 19 globally memorable people, including Goh Chok Tong, Tony Tan, and Vanessa-Mae. Additionaly, 9 globally memorable people have passed away in Singapore including Sydney Brenner, Zillur Rahman, and George Young.

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Most individuals born in present day Singapore were politicians (3), actors (3), musicians (2), writers (2), and soccer players (2),  while most who died were politicians (6), biologists (1), musicians (1), and actors (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Singapore, including Jackson Rathbone, Fann Wong, and Ross Butler. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Singapore, including Goh Chok Tong, Tony Tan, and David Marshall.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in Singapore since 1700.