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Cambridge, Massachusetts ranks 325th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Lahore, Kazan, and Kensington. Memorable people born in Cambridge, Massachusetts include Charles Sanders Peirce, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Matt Damon. Memorable people who died in Cambridge, Massachusetts include Thomas Kuhn, Roman Jakobson, and B. F. Skinner. Cambridge, Massachusetts has been the birth place of many actors and writers and the death place of many astronomers and physicists. Cambridge, Massachusetts is located in United States.

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city's population was 118,403, making it the fourth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, and Springfield. It is one of two de jure county seats of Middlesex County, although the county's government was abolished in 1997. Situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, once also an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1753 and 1979, Cambridge, Massachusetts was the birth place of 36 globally memorable people, including Charles Sanders Peirce, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Matt Damon. Additionaly, 80 globally memorable people have passed away in Cambridge, Massachusetts including Thomas Kuhn, Roman Jakobson, and B. F. Skinner. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Cambridge, Massachusetts than were born there.

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People Deceased in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Most individuals born in present day Cambridge, Massachusetts were actors (11), writers (8), politicians (3), comedians (3), and mathematicians (2),  while most who died were astronomers (10), physicists (9), mathematicians (6), economists (6), and writers (6).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, including Matt Damon, Paul Michael Glaser, and Sam Waterston. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Cambridge, Massachusetts, including Matt Damon, Paul Michael Glaser, and Sam Waterston.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 20 globally memorable people born in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1700.