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Copenhagen ranks 19th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Stockholm, Buenos Aires, and Seoul. Memorable people born in Copenhagen include Søren Kierkegaard, Niels Bohr, and Christian VII of Denmark. Memorable people who died in Copenhagen include Hans Christian Ørsted, Søren Kierkegaard, and Niels Bohr. Copenhagen has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers. Copenhagen is located in Denmark.

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of 1 January 2022, the city had a population of 805,402. It forms the core of the wider urban area of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another portion of the city is located on Amager, and it is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1216 and 1999, Copenhagen was the birth place of 269 globally memorable people, including Søren Kierkegaard, Niels Bohr, and Christian VII of Denmark. Additionaly, 214 globally memorable people have passed away in Copenhagen including Hans Christian Ørsted, Søren Kierkegaard, and Niels Bohr.

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Most individuals born in present day Copenhagen were politicians (44), soccer players (41), actors (23), singers (18), and painters (16),  while most who died were politicians (40), writers (23), painters (19), biologists (13), and composers (12).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Copenhagen, including Preben Elkjær, Søren Lerby, and Jon Dahl Tomasson. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Copenhagen, including Christian VII of Denmark, George I of Greece, and Frederick VI of Denmark.

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