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Groningen ranks 481st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind A Coruña, Ixelles, and Takatsuki. Memorable people born in Groningen include Daniel Bernoulli, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Johan Huizinga. Memorable people who died in Groningen include Franciscus Gomarus, Adriaan Blaauw, and Dirk Coster. Groningen has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many philosophers and astronomers. Groningen is located in Netherlands.

Groningen is the capital city and main municipality of Groningen province in the Netherlands. It is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. As of December 2020, it had 233,218 inhabitants. It has a land area of 168.93 km2 (65.22 sq mi), and a total area, including water, of 180.21 km2 (69.58 sq mi). Its population density is 1,367 residents per km2. On 1 January 2019, it was merged with the municipalities of Ten Boer and Haren. The Groningen-Assen metropolitan area has about half a million inhabitants. Groningen is a university city, and students comprise an estimated 25% of its total population. Groningen was established more than 950 years ago. Historically, it was a semi-independent city-state, a member of the Hanseatic League, and the dominant regional power in the north of the Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1700 and 1997, Groningen was the birth place of 22 globally memorable people, including Daniel Bernoulli, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Johan Huizinga. Additionaly, 3 globally memorable people have passed away in Groningen including Franciscus Gomarus, Adriaan Blaauw, and Dirk Coster.

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Most individuals born in present day Groningen were soccer players (6), politicians (3), physicists (2), painters (2), and astronomers (2),  while most who died were philosophers (1), astronomers (1), and physicists (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Groningen, including Dick Nanninga, Hugo Hovenkamp, and Leandro Bacuna. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Groningen, including Dick Nanninga, Jaap Eden, and Hugo Hovenkamp.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 10 globally memorable people born in Groningen since 1700.