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Bilbao ranks 92nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind The Bronx, Cincinnati, and Gothenburg. Memorable people born in Bilbao include Ignatius of Loyola, Juan Sebastián Elcano, and Dolores Ibárruri. Memorable people who died in Bilbao include Telmo Zarra, Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, and Jesús Garay. Bilbao has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many soccer players and military personnels. Bilbao is located in Spain.

Bilbao is a city in northern Spain, the largest city in the province of Biscay and in the Basque Country as a whole. It is also the largest city proper in northern Spain. Bilbao is the tenth largest city in Spain, with a population of 345,141 as of 2015. The Bilbao metropolitan area has 1,037,847 inhabitants, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in northern Spain; with a population of 875,552 the comarca of Greater Bilbao is the fifth-largest urban area in Spain. Bilbao is also the main urban area in what is defined as the Greater Basque region. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1468 and 1993, Bilbao was the birth place of 70 globally memorable people, including Ignatius of Loyola, Juan Sebastián Elcano, and Dolores Ibárruri. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in Bilbao including Telmo Zarra, Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, and Jesús Garay.

People Born in Bilbao

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People Deceased in Bilbao

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Most individuals born in present day Bilbao were soccer players (35), politicians (8), cyclists (7), explorers (4), and religious figures (3),  while most who died were soccer players (4), military personnels (1), and politicians (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Bilbao, including Julen Lopetegui, Xabi Alonso, and Jesús Garay. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Bilbao, including Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Julen Lopetegui, and Xabi Alonso.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 12 globally memorable people born in Bilbao since 1700.