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Berlin ranks 11th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Vienna, Brooklyn, and Tokyo. Memorable people born in Berlin include Frederick the Great, Alexander von Humboldt, and Marlene Dietrich. 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 3.7 million inhabitants make it the European Union's most populous city, according to population within city limits. One of Germany's sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. Berlin's urban area, which has a population of around 4.5 million, is the second most populous urban area in Germany after the Ruhr. The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region has around 6.2 million inhabitants and is Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions. There was an unsuccessful attempt to unify the two states in 1996. Though they remained separate, the two states cooperate on many matters to this day. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1487 and 2008, Berlin was the birth place of 411 globally memorable people, including Frederick the Great, Alexander von Humboldt, and Marlene Dietrich. Additionaly, 461 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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Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Berlin, including Jürgen Prochnow, Hardy Krüger, and Horst Buchholz. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Berlin, including Frederick the Great, William I, German Emperor, 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.