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 1 
Hannibal
(Carthaginian General and Statesman)
Hannibal
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0247 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0183 BC
 2 
Ons Jabeur
(Tennis player)
Ons Jabeur
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ksar Hellal, Tunisia
 3 
Hannibal Mejbri
(Football Midfielder)
Hannibal Mejbri
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 2003
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ivry-sur-Seine, France
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 4 
Sonia Ben Ammar
11
Birthdate: February 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
 5 
Dido
(Queen)
Dido
5
Birthplace: Tyre, Lebanon
Died: 0759 AD
 6 
Hamilcar Barca
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0275 BC
Birthplace: Tunis
Died: 0228 BC
 7 
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
(2nd President of Tunisia)
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammam Sousse, Tunisia
Died: September 19, 2019
 8 
Habib Bourguiba
(Politician, Lawyer)
Habib Bourguiba
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monastir
Died: April 6, 2000
 9 
Salah Mejri
(Basketball Player)
Salah Mejri
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oued Melliz, Tunisia
 10 
Tertullian
(The First Christian Author to Produce an Extensive Corpus of Latin Christian Literature)
Tertullian
9
Birthdate: 0160 AD
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0225 AD

Born to pagan parents in North Africa, Tertullian was initially gearing up to be a lawyer. Following his conversion to Christianity in Rome at about 40, he became a leader of the African church and wrote several Christian treatises, to eventually become the father of Latin Christianity.

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Azzedine Alaia
(Couturier)
Azzedine Alaia
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: November 18, 2017
 12 
Youssef Msakni
(Football player)
Youssef Msakni
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 13 
Dhaffer L'Abidine
(Actor, Football Player)
Dhaffer L'Abidine
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 14 
Issam Jellali
(Tennis Player)
Issam Jellali
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tunisia
 15 
Beji Caid Essebsi
(Politician)
Beji Caid Essebsi
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sidi Bou Said, French protectorate of Tunisia Tunisia
Died: July 25, 2019
 16 
Terence
(Playwright)
Terence
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0185 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0159 BC
 17 
Malek Jaziri
(Tennis Player)
Malek Jaziri
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bizerte, Tunisia
Hasdrubal Barca
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0245 BC
Birthplace: Carthage
Died: 0207 BC
 19 
Hatem Trabelsi
(Tunisian footballer)
Hatem Trabelsi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aryanah, Tunisia
 20 
Oussama Mellouli
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Marsa, Tunisia
 21 
Balti
(Singer)
Balti
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 22 
Ferjani Sassi
(Football player)
Ferjani Sassi
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aryanah, Tunisia
 23 
Dorra Zarrouk
(Actress)
Dorra Zarrouk
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 24 
Michael Roll
(Basketball player)
Michael Roll
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California, United States
 25 
Victor Perez
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: January 21, 1945
 26 
Mohamed Dräger
(Football Right-Back, Right Winger)
Mohamed Dräger
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
 27 
Mago Barca
(General)
Mago Barca
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0243 AD
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0203 AD
 28 
Gisèle Halimi
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Goulette, Tunisia
Died: July 28, 2020
 29 
Albert Memmi
(Writer)
Albert Memmi
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: May 22, 2020
 30 
Latifa
(Singer, Actress)
Latifa
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manouba, Tunisia
 31 
Aemilianus
(Emperor)
Aemilianus
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0207 AD
Birthplace: Djerba
Died: 0253 AD
 32 
Yousri Belgaroui
(Kickboxer)
Yousri Belgaroui
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
 33 
Saber Rebaï
(Singer, Composer)
Saber Rebaï
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sfax, Tunisia
 34 
Constantine The African
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 1099 AD
 35 
Rym Breidy
(Model, Actress)
Rym Breidy
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 36 
Mohamed Bouazizi
(Street vendor)
Mohamed Bouazizi
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
Died: January 4, 2011
 37 
Huneric
(King)
Huneric
0
Birthdate: 0415 AD
Birthplace: Algeria
Died: December 23, 0484
 38 
Omar Rekik
(Footballer Centre-back)
Omar Rekik
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scheveningen, Netherlands
 39 
Lina Lazaar
(Art critic, Writer)
Lina Lazaar
2
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 40 
Aymen Abdennour
(Football player)
Aymen Abdennour
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sousse, Tunisia
 41 
Thekra
(Singer)
Thekra
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oued Ellil, Tunisia
Died: November 28, 2003
 42 
Hanno the Navigator
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
 43 
Fouad Mebazaa
(President)
Fouad Mebazaa
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tunis
 44 
Gordian I
(Emperor)
Gordian I
2
Birthdate: 0159 AD
Birthplace: Phrygia
Died: April 12, 0238
 45 
Afef Jnifen
4
Birthdate: November 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ben Gardane, Tunisia
 46 
Abdellatif Kechiche
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film director)
Abdellatif Kechiche
4
Birthdate: December 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 47 
Nabil Maâloul
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Nabil Maâloul
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
 48 
Tewhida Ben Sheikh
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: December 6, 2010
 49 
Maharbal
(Admiral)
Maharbal
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Ancient Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0245 AD
 50 
Emel Mathlouthi
(Singer, Musician)
Emel Mathlouthi
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia