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Lyon ranks 61st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Mexico City, Birmingham, and St. Louis. Memorable people born in Lyon include Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André-Marie Ampère, and Claudius. Memorable people who died in Lyon include Auguste and Louis Lumière, Bonaventure, and Gratian. Lyon has been the birth place of many soccer players and writers and the death place of many politicians and religious figures. Lyon is located in France.

Lyon or Lyons is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located in the country's east-central part at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, about 470 km (292 mi) south of Paris, 320 km (199 mi) north of Marseille and 56 km (35 mi) northeast of Saint-Étienne. Inhabitants of the city are called Lyonnais. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 10 BC and 1998, Lyon was the birth place of 100 globally memorable people, including Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André-Marie Ampère, and Claudius. Additionaly, 32 globally memorable people have passed away in Lyon including Auguste and Louis Lumière, Bonaventure, and Gratian.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Lyon, including Karim Benzema, Raymond Domenech, and Youri Djorkaeff. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Lyon, including Karim Benzema, Raymond Domenech, and Youri Djorkaeff.

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