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Manhattan ranks 41st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Toronto, Amsterdam, and Sydney. Memorable people born in Manhattan include Maria Callas, Theodore Roosevelt, and Tony Curtis. Memorable people who died in Manhattan include Piet Mondrian, Ayn Rand, and Hannah Arendt. Manhattan has been the birth place of many actors and singers and the death place of many actors and writers. Manhattan is located in United States.

Manhattan, known regionally as the City and the urban core of the New York metropolitan area, is the most densely populated and geographically smallest of the five boroughs of New York City, and coextensive with New York County, one of the original counties of the U.S. state of New York. Manhattan serves as the city's economic and administrative center, cultural identifier, and historical birthplace. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers; as well as several small adjacent islands. Manhattan additionally contains Marble Hill, a small neighborhood now on the U.S. mainland, separated from the rest of Manhattan by the Harlem Ship Canal and later connected using landfill to The Bronx. Manhattan Island is divided into three informally bounded components, each aligned with the borough's long axis: Lower, Midtown, and Upper Manhattan. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1816 and 1999, Manhattan was the birth place of 156 globally memorable people, including Maria Callas, Theodore Roosevelt, and Tony Curtis. Additionaly, 192 globally memorable people have passed away in Manhattan including Piet Mondrian, Ayn Rand, and Hannah Arendt. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Manhattan than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Manhattan were actors (84), singers (12), musicians (10), film directors (8), and composers (6),  while most who died were actors (36), writers (35), musicians (18), singers (11), and businesspeople (11).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Manhattan, including Tony Curtis, Anthony Perkins, and Melanie Griffith. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Manhattan, including Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster, and Anthony Perkins.

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