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Bologna ranks 86th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Frankfurt, Gothenburg, and Lima. Memorable people born in Bologna include Guglielmo Marconi, Pope Gregory XIII, and Luigi Galvani. Memorable people who died in Bologna include Luigi Galvani, Saint Dominic, and Enzo Ferrari. Bologna has been the birth place of many painters and soccer players and the death place of many painters and religious figures. Bologna is located in Italy.

Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy with about 400,000 inhabitants and 150 different nationalities. Its metropolitan area is home to more than 1,000,000 people. It is known as the Fat City for its rich cuisine, and the Red City for its Spanish-style red tiled rooftops and, more recently, its leftist politics. It is also called the Learned City because it is home to the oldest university in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 115 BC and 1995, Bologna was the birth place of 109 globally memorable people, including Guglielmo Marconi, Pope Gregory XIII, and Luigi Galvani. Additionaly, 86 globally memorable people have passed away in Bologna including Luigi Galvani, Saint Dominic, and Enzo Ferrari.

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Most individuals born in present day Bologna were painters (17), soccer players (10), religious figures (9), composers (9), and writers (8),  while most who died were painters (13), religious figures (9), mathematicians (8), composers (8), and writers (7).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Bologna, including Christian Vieri, Gianluca Pagliuca, and Luca Bucci. Whereas, throughout history, painters have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Bologna, including Guido Reni, Annibale Carracci, and Lavinia Fontana.

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