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Leipzig ranks 98th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Birmingham, New Orleans, and Queens. Memorable people born in Leipzig include Richard Wagner, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and Clara Schumann. Memorable people who died in Leipzig include Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Gustav Fechner. Leipzig has been the birth place of many athletes, and politicians and the death place of many composers, and politicians. Leipzig is located in Germany.

Leipzig is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. The city has a population of 628,718 inhabitants as of 2023. It is the eighth most populous city in Germany. The name of the city and those of many of its districts are of Slavic origin. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 1000 and 2001, Leipzig was the birth place of 107 globally memorable people, including Richard Wagner, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and Clara Schumann. Additionaly, 80 globally memorable people have passed away in Leipzig including Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Gustav Fechner.

People Born in Leipzig

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People Deceased in Leipzig

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Leipzig were athletes (16), politicians (12), composers (8), musicians (6), and biologists (6),  while most who died were composers (13), politicians (9), mathematicians (7), physicians (5), and biologists (4).

Over the past 100 years, athletes have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Leipzig, including Bärbel Wöckel, Kristin Otto, and Martina Hellmann. Whereas, throughout history, athletes have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Leipzig, including Luz Long, Bärbel Wöckel, and Kristin Otto.

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Overlapping Lives

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