I realise that is hasn't been introduced at this stage yet, but it is more common to say Jag föddes... right? Does this verbform also change depending on whether the object is dead or alive? eg Can I say both Björn Björg föddes på femtiotalet och Michael Jackson föddes på femtiotalet? Tack
I don't have the impression that föddes is more common.
There's a difference in meaning, where är/var född focus on the 'result' but föddes is used in descriptive contexts where you want to talk about the circumstances around the birth or as a part of storytelling. So you might see that more often in stories, but when telling people what year you were born, är född is the most natural choice.
föddes works for both living and dead subjects, since there's no focus on the 'result' in this case, it's a 'process oriented' way of talking about it.