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Cologne ranks 62nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Birmingham, St. Louis, and Lyon. Memorable people born in Cologne include Ludwig van Beethoven, Konrad Adenauer, and Jacques Offenbach. Memorable people who died in Cologne include Albertus Magnus, Nikolaus Otto, and Marie de' Medici. Cologne has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many religious figures and politicians. Cologne is located in Germany.

Cologne is the largest city of Germany's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth-most populous city in Germany. With slightly over a million inhabitants within its city boundaries, Cologne is the largest city on the Rhine and also the most populous city both of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas, and of the Rhineland. Centered on the left bank of the Rhine, Cologne is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southeast of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Düsseldorf and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn. It is the largest city in the Central Franconian and Ripuarian dialect areas. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 15 and 1995, Cologne was the birth place of 100 globally memorable people, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Konrad Adenauer, and Jacques Offenbach. Additionaly, 46 globally memorable people have passed away in Cologne including Albertus Magnus, Nikolaus Otto, and Marie de' Medici.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Cologne, including Wolfgang Overath, Heinz Flohe, and Paul Mebus. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Cologne, including Wolfgang Overath, Hennes Weisweiler, and Heinz Flohe.

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