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Bern ranks 387th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Schwerin, Burbank, California, and Dayton, Ohio. Memorable people born in Bern include Paul Klee, Ursula Andress, and Emil Theodor Kocher. Memorable people who died in Bern include Mikhail Bakunin, Kofi Annan, and Faisal I of Iraq. Bern has been the birth place of many politicians and painters and the death place of many politicians and physicians. Bern is located in Switzerland.

Bern or Berne is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their "federal city", in German Bundesstadt, French ville fédérale, and Italian città federale. With a population of about 140,000, Bern is the fifth-most populous city in Switzerland. The Bern agglomeration, which includes 36 municipalities, had a population of 406,900 in 2014. The metropolitan area had a population of 660,000 in 2000. Bern is also the capital of the canton of Bern, the second-most populous of Switzerland's cantons. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1994, Bern was the birth place of 19 globally memorable people, including Paul Klee, Ursula Andress, and Emil Theodor Kocher. Additionaly, 20 globally memorable people have passed away in Bern including Mikhail Bakunin, Kofi Annan, and Faisal I of Iraq. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Bern than were born there.

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People Deceased in Bern

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Most individuals born in present day Bern were politicians (4), painters (3), physicians (2), engineers (2), and composers (2),  while most who died were politicians (6), physicians (2), biologists (2), philosophers (1), and diplomats (1).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Bern, including Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza and Johann Schneider-Ammann. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Bern, including Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, Johann Schneider-Ammann, and Sergei Aschwanden.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 10 globally memorable people born in Bern since 1700.