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London (gbr)

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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. The city stands 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 and financial centre − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The adjacent City of Westminster is an Inner London borough and has for centuries been the location of much of the national government. Thirty one additional boroughs north and south of the river also comprise modern London. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly. 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, 774 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.