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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ranks 77th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Alexandria, Atlanta, and Dresden. Memorable people born in Edinburgh include Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, and David Hume. Memorable people who died in Edinburgh include Adam Smith, David Hume, and John Napier. Edinburgh has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many mathematicians and physicists. Edinburgh is located in United Kingdom.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1988, Edinburgh was the birth place of 86 globally memorable people, including Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander Graham Bell, and David Hume. Additionaly, 43 globally memorable people have passed away in Edinburgh including Adam Smith, David Hume, and John Napier.

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Most individuals born in present day Edinburgh were soccer players (15), politicians (11), writers (10), actors (9), and biologists (5),  while most who died were mathematicians (6), physicists (6), politicians (4), writers (4), and biologists (3).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Edinburgh, including Dave Mackay, Graeme Souness, and Gordon Strachan. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Edinburgh, including Dave Mackay, Graeme Souness, and Gordon Strachan.

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