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Cambridge ranks 309th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Norway, Oklahoma City, and Wilmington, Delaware. Memorable people born in Cambridge include David Gilmour, George Paget Thomson, and Syd Barrett. Memorable people who died in Cambridge include Stephen Hawking, James Clerk Maxwell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Cambridge has been the birth place of many actors and musicians and the death place of many physicists and mathematicians. Cambridge is located in United Kingdom.

Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London. At the United Kingdom Census 2011, its population was 123,867 including 24,506 students. Cambridge became an important trading centre during the Roman and Viking ages, and there is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area as early as the Bronze Age. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although modern city status was not officially conferred until 1951. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1992, Cambridge was the birth place of 23 globally memorable people, including David Gilmour, George Paget Thomson, and Syd Barrett. Additionaly, 73 globally memorable people have passed away in Cambridge including Stephen Hawking, James Clerk Maxwell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Cambridge than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Cambridge were actors (6), musicians (3), physicists (3), mathematicians (3), and film directors (1),  while most who died were physicists (12), mathematicians (12), chemists (7), economists (7), and writers (7).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Cambridge, including Olivia Newton-John, Jeremy Northam, and Simon McBurney. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Cambridge, including Olivia Newton-John, Jeremy Northam, and Simon McBurney.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 10 globally memorable people born in Cambridge since 1700.