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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 Lord Byron, Thomas More, and David Ricardo. Memorable people who died in London include Karl Marx, George Frideric Handel, and Jack the Ripper. 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 and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, it has been a major settlement for two millennia. The City of London, its ancient core and financial centre, was founded by the Romans as Londinium and retains boundaries close to its medieval ones. Since the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which largely makes up Greater London, the region governed by the Greater London Authority. The City of Westminster, to the west of the City, has for centuries held the national government and parliament. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 15 and 2019, London was the birth place of 686 globally memorable people, including Lord Byron, Thomas More, and David Ricardo. Additionaly, 776 globally memorable people have passed away in London including Karl Marx, George Frideric Handel, and Jack the Ripper. 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 (163), writers (84), politicians (63), musicians (38), and singers (34),  while most who died were writers (125), politicians (90), actors (72), painters (47), and biologists (38).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in London, including Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, and Alan Rickman. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day London, including Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, and Alan Rickman.

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