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Leiden ranks 236th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Sacramento, California, Denmark, and Salt Lake City. Memorable people born in Leiden include Rembrandt, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and Jan Steen. Memorable people who died in Leiden include Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Ludolph van Ceulen, and Jan Steen. Leiden has been the birth place of many painters and politicians and the death place of many mathematicians and biologists. Leiden is located in Netherlands.

Leiden is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. The municipality of Leiden has a population of 119,713, but the city forms one densely connected agglomeration with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude with 206,647 inhabitants. The Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) further includes Katwijk in the agglomeration which makes the total population of the Leiden urban agglomeration 270,879, and in the larger Leiden urban area also Teylingen, Noordwijk, and Noordwijkerhout are included with in total 348,868 inhabitants. Leiden is located on the Oude Rijn, at a distance of some 20 kilometres from The Hague to its south and some 40 km (25 mi) from Amsterdam to its north. The recreational area of the Kaag Lakes (Kagerplassen) lies just to the northeast of Leiden. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1254 and 1996, Leiden was the birth place of 39 globally memorable people, including Rembrandt, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and Jan Steen. Additionaly, 35 globally memorable people have passed away in Leiden including Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Ludolph van Ceulen, and Jan Steen.

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Most individuals born in present day Leiden were painters (12), politicians (4), physicians (3), soccer players (3), and astronomers (2),  while most who died were mathematicians (7), biologists (6), painters (4), physicians (4), and physicists (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Leiden, including Tim de Cler, Barry Opdam, and Ricardo van Rhijn. Whereas, throughout history, painters have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Leiden, including Rembrandt, Jan Steen, and Lucas van Leyden.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 11 globally memorable people born in Leiden since 1700.