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Chicago ranks 7th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Rome, Los Angeles, and Moscow. Memorable people born in Chicago include Hillary Clinton, Walt Disney, and Robin Williams. Memorable people who died in Chicago include Enrico Fermi, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Mircea Eliade. Chicago has been the birth place of many actors and musicians and the death place of many musicians and writers. Chicago is located in United States.

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,693,976 in 2019, it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the U.S., while a small portion of the city's O'Hare Airport also extends into DuPage County. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, defined as either the U.S. Census Bureau's Metropolitan Statistical Area or the Combined Statistical Area, often called Chicagoland. It constitutes the third most populous urban area in the United States after New York City and Los Angeles. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1846 and 2003, Chicago was the birth place of 506 globally memorable people, including Hillary Clinton, Walt Disney, and Robin Williams. Additionaly, 104 globally memorable people have passed away in Chicago including Enrico Fermi, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Mircea Eliade.

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Most individuals born in present day Chicago were actors (175), musicians (45), writers (41), basketball players (28), and singers (26),  while most who died were musicians (14), writers (10), politicians (7), economists (5), and singers (5).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Chicago, including Harrison Ford, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jason Robards. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Chicago, including Harrison Ford, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jason Robards.

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