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Philadelphia ranks 15th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Madrid, Saint Petersburg, and Budapest. Memorable people born in Philadelphia include Grace Kelly, Will Smith, and Frederick Winslow Taylor. 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, colloquially Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2019 estimated population of 1,584,064. Since 1854, the city has had the same geographic boundaries as Philadelphia County, the most-populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural center of the greater Delaware Valley along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill rivers within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million makes it the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1737 and 2012, Philadelphia was the birth place of 303 globally memorable people, including Grace Kelly, Will Smith, and Frederick Winslow Taylor. Additionaly, 75 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 (73), musicians (27), singers (21), writers (19), and basketball players (18),  while most who died were politicians (12), musicians (9), biologists (7), writers (6), and actors (4).

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.