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Berlin ranks 10th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Chicago, Vienna, and Brooklyn. Memorable people born in Berlin include Marlene Dietrich, Alexander von Humboldt, and William I, German Emperor. Memorable people who died in Berlin include Adolf Hitler, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Rosa Luxemburg. Berlin has been the birth place of many Politicians and Writers and the death place of many Politicians and Writers. Berlin is located in Germany.

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,748,148 (2018) inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with its capital, Potsdam. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, which is, with about six million inhabitants and an area of more than 30,000 km², Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1487 and 1997, Berlin was the birth place of 273 globally memorable people, including Marlene Dietrich, Alexander von Humboldt, and William I, German Emperor. Additionaly, 328 globally memorable people have passed away in Berlin including Adolf Hitler, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Rosa Luxemburg. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Berlin than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Berlin were Politicians (57), Writers (24), Actors (23), Military Personnels (13), and Chemists (13),  while most who died were Politicians (72), Writers (27), Biologists (25), Composers (22), and Military Personnels (20).

Over the past 100 years the top profession of globally memorable people from present day Berlin has been Actor, including Jürgen Prochnow, Horst Buchholz, and Nastassja Kinski. Whereas throughout history the profession with the most memorable people from Berlin has been Politician, including William I, German Emperor, Frederick the Great, and Frederick William I of Prussia.

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