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Berlin ranks 9th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Rome, Chicago, and Vienna. Memorable people born in Berlin include Frederick the Great, Alexander von Humboldt, and Marlene Dietrich. Memorable people who died in Berlin include Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Rosa Luxemburg, and Joseph Goebbels. Berlin has been the birth place of many politicians, and athletes and the death place of many politicians, and writers. Berlin is located in Germany.

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany, both by area and by population. Its more than 3.85 million inhabitants make it the European Union's most populous city, as measured by population within city limits having gained this status after the United Kingdom's, and thus London's, departure from the European Union. Simultaneously, the city is one of the states of Germany, and is the third smallest state in the country in terms of area. Berlin is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and Brandenburg's capital Potsdam is nearby. The urban area of Berlin has a population of over 4.5 million and is therefore the most populous urban area in Germany. The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region has around 6.2 million inhabitants and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr region, and the fifth-biggest metropolitan region by GDP in the European Union. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 0 and 2008, Berlin was the birth place of 508 globally memorable people, including Frederick the Great, Alexander von Humboldt, and Marlene Dietrich. Additionaly, 509 globally memorable people have passed away in Berlin including Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Rosa Luxemburg, and Joseph Goebbels. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Berlin than were born there.

People Born in Berlin

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People Deceased in Berlin

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Berlin were politicians (67), athletes (51), actors (47), writers (35), and military personnels (24),  while most who died were politicians (91), writers (52), biologists (35), military personnels (32), and actors (28).

Over the past 100 years, athletes have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Berlin, including Andreas Krieger, Jörg Lucke, and Karl-Friedrich Haas. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Berlin, including Frederick the Great, Frederick William I of Prussia, and Baldur von Schirach.

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Overlapping Lives

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