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Philadelphia ranks 15th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Saint Petersburg, Budapest, and Madrid. Memorable people born in Philadelphia include Grace Kelly, Noam Chomsky, and Will Smith. Memorable people who died in Philadelphia include Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Winslow Taylor, and Erving Goffman. Philadelphia has been the birth place of many actors and musicians and the death place of many politicians and musicians. Philadelphia is located in United States.

Philadelphia, commonly referred to as Philly, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the second-most populous city in the Northeast megalopolis and Mid-Atlantic regions after New York City. Philadelphia is known for its extensive contributions to United States history, especially the American Revolution, and served as the nation's capital until 1800. It maintains contemporary influence in business and industry, culture, sports, and music. Philadelphia is the nation's sixth-most populous city with a population of 1,603,797 as of the 2020 census and is the urban core of the larger Delaware Valley, the nation's seventh-largest and one of the world's largest metropolitan regions consisting of 6.245 million residents in the metropolitan statistical area and 7.366 million residents in its combined statistical area. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1737 and 2012, Philadelphia was the birth place of 350 globally memorable people, including Grace Kelly, Noam Chomsky, and Will Smith. Additionaly, 92 globally memorable people have passed away in Philadelphia including Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Winslow Taylor, and Erving Goffman.

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Most individuals born in present day Philadelphia were actors (86), musicians (32), writers (23), basketball players (21), and singers (20),  while most who died were politicians (14), musicians (10), biologists (8), writers (7), and athletes (6).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Philadelphia, including Grace Kelly, Will Smith, and Richard Gere. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Philadelphia, including Grace Kelly, Will Smith, and Richard Gere.

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