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Baghdad ranks 108th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Cincinnati, Rotterdam, and Leipzig. Memorable people born in Baghdad include Sargon of Akkad, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and Zaha Hadid. Memorable people who died in Baghdad include Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Abu Hanifa, and Abu Nuwas. Baghdad has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and religious figures. Baghdad is located in Iraq.

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second largest city in the Arab world after Cairo. Located along the Tigris, near the ruins of the ancient Akkadian city of Babylon and the ancient Sassanid Persian capital of Ctesiphon, Baghdad was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate and the Caliphate’s most notable major development project. Within a short time, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Muslim world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, including the House of Wisdom, as well as hosting a multiethnic and multi-religious environment, garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Center of Learning". Read more on Wikipedia

Between 2300 BC and 2000, Baghdad was the birth place of 75 globally memorable people, including Sargon of Akkad, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and Zaha Hadid. Additionaly, 85 globally memorable people have passed away in Baghdad including Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Abu Hanifa, and Abu Nuwas. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Baghdad than were born there.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Baghdad, including Ahmed Radhi, Raad Hammoudi, and Ali Adnan Kadhim. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Baghdad, including Sargon of Akkad, Al-Ma'mun, and Naram-Sin of Akkad.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 17 globally memorable people born in Baghdad since 1700.