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Amsterdam ranks 38th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Mumbai, Brazil, and Toronto. Memorable people born in Amsterdam include Baruch Spinoza, Johan Cruyff, and Rinus Michels. Memorable people who died in Amsterdam include Rembrandt, John Amos Comenius, and Pieter Zeeman. Amsterdam has been the birth place of many soccer players and painters and the death place of many painters and writers. Amsterdam is located in Netherlands.

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 872,680 within the city proper, 1,558,755 in the urban area and 2,480,394 in the metropolitan area. Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", due to the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1508 and 2002, Amsterdam was the birth place of 168 globally memorable people, including Baruch Spinoza, Johan Cruyff, and Rinus Michels. Additionaly, 112 globally memorable people have passed away in Amsterdam including Rembrandt, John Amos Comenius, and Pieter Zeeman.

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Most individuals born in present day Amsterdam were soccer players (56), painters (14), writers (14), politicians (13), and musicians (9),  while most who died were painters (38), writers (12), politicians (8), biologists (5), and musicians (5).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Amsterdam, including Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, and Rob Rensenbrink. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Amsterdam, including Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, and Rob Rensenbrink.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Amsterdam since 1700.