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Marseille ranks 87th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Tehran, Bristol, and Riga. Memorable people born in Marseille include Paul Cézanne, Petronius, and Honoré Daumier. Memorable people who died in Marseille include Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André-Marie Ampère, and Arthur Rimbaud. Marseille has been the birth place of many soccer players and writers and the death place of many writers and politicians. Marseille is located in France.

Marseille is the prefecture of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France. It is located on the Mediterranean coast near the mouth of the Rhône. Marseille is the second largest city in France, covering an area of 241 km2 (93 sq mi) and had a population of 870,018 in 2016. Its metropolitan area, which extends over 3,173 km2 (1,225 sq mi) is the third-largest in France after those of Paris and Lyon, with a population of 1,831,500 as of 2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 380 BC and 1991, Marseille was the birth place of 73 globally memorable people, including Paul Cézanne, Petronius, and Honoré Daumier. Additionaly, 32 globally memorable people have passed away in Marseille including Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André-Marie Ampère, and Arthur Rimbaud.

People Born in Marseille

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Most individuals born in present day Marseille were soccer players (22), writers (8), racing drivers (5), painters (4), and actors (4),  while most who died were writers (5), politicians (5), religious figures (2), social activists (2), and painters (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Marseille, including Zinedine Zidane, Eric Cantona, and Samir Nasri. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Marseille, including Zinedine Zidane, Eric Cantona, and Samir Nasri.

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