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Babylon ranks 1,514th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Newport News, Virginia, Altona, Hamburg, and Almelo. Memorable people born in Babylon include Alexander IV of Macedon, Belshazzar, and Idris. Memorable people who died in Babylon include Alexander the Great, Nebuchadnezzar II, and Daniel. Babylon has been the birth place of many religious figures and politicians and the death place of many politicians and religious figures. Babylon is located in Iraq.

Babylon is an archaeological site from which some of the most influential empires of the ancient world ruled. It was the capital city of the ancient Babylonian empire. Babylon has been inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and currently has several thousand inhabitants within the archeological boundaries. It lies approximately 85 kilometers south of present-day Baghdad in Hillah, Babil Governorate, Iraq. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 3500 BC and 110 BC, Babylon was the birth place of 8 globally memorable people, including Alexander IV of Macedon, Belshazzar, and Idris. Additionaly, 15 globally memorable people have passed away in Babylon including Alexander the Great, Nebuchadnezzar II, and Daniel. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Babylon than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Babylon were religious figures (4), politicians (3), and writers (1),  while most who died were politicians (11), religious figures (3), and military personnels (1).