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Copenhagen ranks 19th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Buenos Aires, Stockholm, and Seoul. Memorable people born in Copenhagen include Niels Bohr, Søren Kierkegaard, and Christian VII of Denmark. Memorable people who died in Copenhagen include Niels Bohr, Søren Kierkegaard, and Hans Christian Ørsted. Copenhagen has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians 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 2020, the city had a population of 794,128 with 632,340 in Copenhagen Municipality, 104,305 in Frederiksberg Municipality, 42,989 in Tårnby Municipality, and 14,494 in Dragør Municipality. 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 1998, Copenhagen was the birth place of 237 globally memorable people, including Niels Bohr, Søren Kierkegaard, and Christian VII of Denmark. Additionaly, 187 globally memorable people have passed away in Copenhagen including Niels Bohr, Søren Kierkegaard, and Hans Christian Ørsted.

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Most individuals born in present day Copenhagen were soccer players (40), politicians (38), actors (18), singers (14), and painters (13),  while most who died were politicians (37), writers (19), painters (15), composers (11), and biologists (11).

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 John Hansen. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Copenhagen, including Preben Elkjær, Søren Lerby, and John Hansen.

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