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Paris ranks 2nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind New York City. Memorable people born in Paris include Voltaire, Claude Monet, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Memorable people who died in Paris include Frédéric Chopin, Blaise Pascal, and Voltaire. Paris has been the birth place of many politicians and actors 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 2,165,423 residents in 2019 in an area of more than 105 km², making it the 34th most densely populated city in the world in 2020. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts, and has sometimes been referred to as the capital of the world or "the City of Light". The City of Paris is the centre of the region and province of Île-de-France, or Paris Region, with an estimated population of 12,262,544 in 2019, or about 19% of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €739 billion in 2019, which is the highest in Europe. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, in 2021, Paris was the city with the second-highest cost of living in the world, tied with Singapore, and after Tel Aviv. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1 and 2002, Paris was the birth place of 1,254 globally memorable people, including Voltaire, Claude Monet, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Additionaly, 1,785 globally memorable people have passed away in Paris including Frédéric Chopin, Blaise Pascal, and Voltaire. 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 (184), actors (163), writers (162), painters (76), and film directors (69),  while most who died were politicians (327), writers (297), painters (151), composers (98), and actors (83).

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

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