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Guangzhou (chn)

China

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Guangzhou ranks 581st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Aleppo, Niigata Prefecture, and Irkutsk. Memorable people born in Guangzhou include I. M. Pei, Donnie Yen, and John Woo. Memorable people who died in Guangzhou include Wong Fei-hung, Zhao Tuo, and Robert Morrison. Guangzhou has been the birth place of many actors and film directors and the death place of many politicians and martial arts. Guangzhou is located in China.

Guangzhou, also known as Canton and alternatively romanized as Kwongchow or Kwangchow, is the capital and the largest city of Guangdong province in southern China. Located on the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road, and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub, as well as one of China's three largest cities. For a long time the only Chinese port accessible to most foreign traders, Guangzhou was captured by the British during the First Opium War. No longer enjoying a monopoly after the war, it lost trade to other ports such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, but continued to serve as a major transshipment port. Due to a high urban population and large volumes of port traffic, Guangzhou is classified as a Large-Port Megacity, the largest type of port-city in the world. Due to worldwide pandemic-related restrictions on traveling in 2020, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, the major airport of Guangzhou, became the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1775 and 1997, Guangzhou was the birth place of 18 globally memorable people, including I. M. Pei, Donnie Yen, and John Woo. Additionaly, 4 globally memorable people have passed away in Guangzhou including Wong Fei-hung, Zhao Tuo, and Robert Morrison.

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Most individuals born in present day Guangzhou were actors (4), film directors (2), badminton players (2), architects (1), and pirates (1),  while most who died were politicians (2), martial arts (1), and linguists (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Guangzhou, including Donnie Yen, Bolo Yeung, and Kris Wu. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Guangzhou, including Donnie Yen, Bolo Yeung, and Kris Wu.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 3 globally memorable people born in Guangzhou since 1700.