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Geneva ranks 111th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Lima, Heidelberg, and Hiroshima. Memorable people born in Geneva include Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Henry Dunant, and Ferdinand de Saussure. Memorable people who died in Geneva include John Calvin, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and Jean Piaget. Geneva has been the birth place of many politicians and philosophers and the death place of many politicians and writers. Geneva is located in Switzerland.

Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1413 and 1990, Geneva was the birth place of 61 globally memorable people, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Henry Dunant, and Ferdinand de Saussure. Additionaly, 79 globally memorable people have passed away in Geneva including John Calvin, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and Jean Piaget. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Geneva than were born there.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Geneva, including Johann Vogel, Philippe Senderos, and Patrick Müller. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Geneva, including Jacques Necker, Louis, Duke of Savoy, and Gustave Ador.

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