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Rouen ranks 182nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Liège, Arras, and Sicily. Memorable people born in Rouen include Gustave Flaubert, Théodore Géricault, and Edward IV of England. Memorable people who died in Rouen include Joan of Arc, William the Conqueror, and Empress Matilda. Rouen has been the birth place of many writers and politicians and the death place of many noblemen and religious figures. Rouen is located in France.

Rouen is a city on the River Seine in northern France. It is the capital of the region of Normandy. Formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, the population of the metropolitan area is now 111,557. Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy during the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the 15th centuries. People from Rouen are known as Rouennais. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1996, Rouen was the birth place of 37 globally memorable people, including Gustave Flaubert, Théodore Géricault, and Edward IV of England. Additionaly, 13 globally memorable people have passed away in Rouen including Joan of Arc, William the Conqueror, and Empress Matilda.

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Most individuals born in present day Rouen were writers (8), politicians (5), painters (2), composers (2), and singers (2),  while most who died were noblemen (2), religious figures (2), writers (2), companions (2), and politicians (2).

Over the past 100 years, politicians have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Rouen, including François Hollande and Pierre Bérégovoy. Whereas, throughout history, writers have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Rouen, including Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille, and Maurice Leblanc.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 18 globally memorable people born in Rouen since 1700.