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New Orleans ranks 93rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Cincinnati, Gothenburg, and Bilbao. Memorable people born in New Orleans include Louis Armstrong, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Truman Capote. Memorable people who died in New Orleans include Jefferson Davis, Paul Morphy, and Dr. John. New Orleans has been the birth place of many actors and musicians and the death place of many musicians and politicians. New Orleans is located in United States.

New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 390,144 in 2019, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1990, New Orleans was the birth place of 70 globally memorable people, including Louis Armstrong, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Truman Capote. Additionaly, 17 globally memorable people have passed away in New Orleans including Jefferson Davis, Paul Morphy, and Dr. John.

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Most individuals born in present day New Orleans were actors (21), musicians (11), singers (8), basketball players (7), and writers (6),  while most who died were musicians (4), politicians (3), singers (2), military personnels (2), and actors (2).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in New Orleans, including Reese Witherspoon, Carl Weathers, and Grace Zabriskie. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day New Orleans, including Reese Witherspoon, Carl Weathers, and Grace Zabriskie.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 23 globally memorable people born in New Orleans since 1700.