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Arras ranks 180th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Ghent, Verona, and Liège. Memorable people born in Arras include Maximilien Robespierre, Philippe Pétain, and Eugène François Vidocq. Memorable people who died in Arras include Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, and Jacob Clemens non Papa. Arras has been the birth place of many writers and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and cyclists. Arras is located in France.

Arras is the capital (chef-lieu/préfecture) of the Pas-de-Calais department, which forms part of the region of Hauts-de-France; prior to the reorganization of 2014 it was located in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The historic centre of the Artois region, with a Baroque town square, Arras is located in Northern France at the confluence of the Scarpe river and the Crinchon River. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1012 and 1992, Arras was the birth place of 39 globally memorable people, including Maximilien Robespierre, Philippe Pétain, and Eugène François Vidocq. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in Arras including Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, and Jacob Clemens non Papa.

People Born in Arras

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People Deceased in Arras

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Most individuals born in present day Arras were writers (7), soccer players (7), politicians (6), chemists (2), and painters (2),  while most who died were politicians (2), cyclists (2), composers (1), and writers (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Arras, including Lorenzo Staelens, Marc Degryse, and Benoît Assou-Ekotto. Whereas, throughout history, writers have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Arras, including Michel Butor, Jean Bodel, and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 20 globally memorable people born in Arras since 1700.