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London ranks 2nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind New York City. Memorable people born in London include Elizabeth II, Charlie Chaplin, and Queen Victoria. Memorable people who died in London include Karl Marx, Elizabeth I of England, and George Frideric Handel. 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 0 and 2015, London was the birth place of 1,037 globally memorable people, including Elizabeth II, Charlie Chaplin, and Queen Victoria. Additionaly, 805 globally memorable people have passed away in London including Karl Marx, Elizabeth I of England, and George Frideric Handel.

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Most individuals born in present day London were actors (229), writers (105), politicians (97), soccer players (76), and musicians (65),  while most who died were writers (137), politicians (109), actors (71), painters (48), and biologists (35).

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

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