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London ranks 3rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind New York City and Paris. Memorable people born in London include Charlie Chaplin, Lord Byron, and Thomas More. Memorable people who died in London include Karl Marx, George Frideric Handel, and Friedrich Engels. London has been the birth place of many Actors and Writers and the death place of many Writers and Politicians. London is located in United Kingdom.

London is the capital of and largest city in England and the United Kingdom, with the largest municipal population in the European Union. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1155 and 2000, London was the birth place of 534 globally memorable people, including Charlie Chaplin, Lord Byron, and Thomas More. Additionaly, 663 globally memorable people have passed away in London including Karl Marx, George Frideric Handel, and Friedrich Engels. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in London than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day London were Actors (129), Writers (73), Politicians (47), Singers (23), and Musicians (22),  while most who died were Writers (122), Politicians (82), Actors (57), Painters (40), and Composers (34).

Over the past 100 years the top profession of globally memorable people from present day London has been Actor, including Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, and Jane Birkin. Whereas throughout history the profession with the most memorable people from London has been Actor, including Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, and Peter Ustinov.

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