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Barcelona ranks 22nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Copenhagen, Prague, and Rio de Janeiro. Memorable people born in Barcelona include Joan Miró, Montserrat Caballé, and Ramón Mercader. Memorable people who died in Barcelona include Antoni Gaudí, Johan Cruyff, and Peter III of Aragon. Barcelona has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and soccer players. Barcelona is located in Spain.

Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 370 and 2001, Barcelona was the birth place of 227 globally memorable people, including Joan Miró, Montserrat Caballé, and Ramón Mercader. Additionaly, 110 globally memorable people have passed away in Barcelona including Antoni Gaudí, Johan Cruyff, and Peter III of Aragon.

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Most individuals born in present day Barcelona were soccer players (56), politicians (23), writers (23), actors (20), and tennis players (14),  while most who died were politicians (25), soccer players (18), writers (13), painters (6), and architects (5).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Barcelona, including Antoni Ramallets, Gerard Piqué, and Ferran Olivella. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Barcelona, including Ricardo Zamora, Josep Samitier, and Antoni Ramallets.

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