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Switzerland ranks 1,544th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Ludwigshafen, Lynn, Massachusetts, and Astrakhan. Memorable people born in Switzerland include Maurice Bavaud, Didier Queloz, and Charles Champaud. Memorable people who died in Switzerland include Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Felix Hoffmann, and Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Switzerland has been the birth place of many soccer players and religious figures and the death place of many painters and chemists. Switzerland is located in Switzerland.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are located, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel. These cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest Office, and the main building of the Bank for International Settlements. The main international airports of Switzerland are also located in these cities. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1865 and 1966, Switzerland was the birth place of 7 globally memorable people, including Maurice Bavaud, Didier Queloz, and Charles Champaud. Additionaly, 10 globally memorable people have passed away in Switzerland including Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Felix Hoffmann, and Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Switzerland than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Switzerland were soccer players (2), religious figures (1), astronomers (1), gymnasts (1), and inventors (1),  while most who died were painters (1), chemists (1), biologists (1), writers (1), and musicians (1).

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 5 globally memorable people born in Switzerland since 1700.