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Beijing ranks 113th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Queens, The Hague, and Santa Monica, California. Memorable people born in Beijing include Empress Dowager Cixi, Xi Jinping, and Wanli Emperor. Memorable people who died in Beijing include Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Sun Yat-sen. Beijing has been the birth place of many politicians and actors and the death place of many politicians and writers. Beijing is located in China.

Beijing, alternatively romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is the world's most populous national capital city, with over 21 million residents within an administrative area of 16,410.5 km2. It is located in Northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the State Council with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing is mostly surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji megalopolis and the national capital region of China. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1189 and 1999, Beijing was the birth place of 73 globally memorable people, including Empress Dowager Cixi, Xi Jinping, and Wanli Emperor. Additionaly, 118 globally memorable people have passed away in Beijing including Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Sun Yat-sen. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Beijing than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Beijing were politicians (22), actors (10), film directors (5), social activists (5), and writers (4),  while most who died were politicians (77), writers (17), religious figures (3), painters (3), and mathematicians (3).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Beijing, including Jet Li, Zhang Ziyi, and Lisa Lu. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Beijing, including Empress Dowager Cixi, Xi Jinping, and Wanli Emperor.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 13 globally memorable people born in Beijing since 1700.