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Boston ranks 17th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Budapest, Philadelphia, and Milan. Memorable people born in Boston include Edgar Allan Poe, John F. Kennedy, and Benjamin Franklin. Memorable people who died in Boston include Robert Frost, Anthony Quinn, and Walter Gropius. Boston has been the birth place of many actors and politicians and the death place of many writers and politicians. Boston is located in United States.

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 49 square miles (127 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, also making it the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1998, Boston was the birth place of 221 globally memorable people, including Edgar Allan Poe, John F. Kennedy, and Benjamin Franklin. Additionaly, 94 globally memorable people have passed away in Boston including Robert Frost, Anthony Quinn, and Walter Gropius.

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Most individuals born in present day Boston were actors (68), politicians (31), writers (18), musicians (12), and astronomers (6),  while most who died were writers (20), politicians (11), philosophers (5), physicists (4), and astronomers (4).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Boston, including Jack Lemmon, Leonard Nimoy, and Edward Norton. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Boston, including Jack Lemmon, Leonard Nimoy, and Edward Norton.

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