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Athens ranks 29th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Milan, Montevideo, and Washington, D.C.. Memorable people born in Athens include Pericles, Phidias, and Demosthenes. Memorable people who died in Athens include Socrates, Pericles, and Thucydides. Athens has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many politicians and philosophers. Athens is located in Greece.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 700 BC and 1998, Athens was the birth place of 192 globally memorable people, including Pericles, Phidias, and Demosthenes. Additionaly, 175 globally memorable people have passed away in Athens including Socrates, Pericles, and Thucydides.

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Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Athens, including Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Alexis Tsipras, and Antonis Samaras. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Athens, including Pericles, Demosthenes, and Cleisthenes.

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