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Paris ranks 3rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind New York City and London. Memorable people born in Paris include Voltaire, Molière, and Claude Monet. Memorable people who died in Paris include Frédéric Chopin, Voltaire, and Victor Hugo. Paris has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many politicians and writers. Paris is located in France.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,148,271 residents as of 2020, in an area of 105 square kilometres. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2020 population of 12,278,210, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1999, Paris was the birth place of 1,002 globally memorable people, including Voltaire, Molière, and Claude Monet. Additionaly, 1,522 globally memorable people have passed away in Paris including Frédéric Chopin, Voltaire, and Victor Hugo. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Paris than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Paris were politicians (147), writers (127), actors (126), painters (56), and film directors (56),  while most who died were politicians (271), writers (252), painters (127), composers (85), and actors (65).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Paris, including Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, and Jeanne Moreau. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Paris, including Napoleon III, Cardinal Richelieu, and Louis XVIII of France.

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