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Cambridge, Massachusetts ranks 297th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Winnipeg, Málaga, and Innsbruck. 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 July 2019, it was the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and Lowell. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. 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 33 globally memorable people, including Charles Sanders Peirce, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Matt Damon. Additionaly, 67 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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Most individuals born in present day Cambridge, Massachusetts were actors (10), writers (7), politicians (3), comedians (3), and mathematicians (2),  while most who died were astronomers (10), physicists (9), mathematicians (6), psychologists (5), and writers (5).

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

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 19 globally memorable people born in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1700.