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Saint Petersburg ranks 12th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Berlin, Budapest, and Brooklyn. Memorable people born in Saint Petersburg include Vladimir Putin, Ayn Rand, and Alexander I of Russia. Memorable people who died in Saint Petersburg include Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leonhard Euler, and Dmitri Mendeleev. Saint Petersburg has been the birth place of many politicians, and writers and the death place of many writers, and politicians. Saint Petersburg is located in Russia.

Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd and later Leningrad, is the second-largest city in Russia after Moscow. It is situated on the River Neva, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city had a population of 5,601,911 residents as of 2021, with more than 6.4 million people living in the metropolitan area. Saint Petersburg is the fourth-most populous city in Europe, the most populous city on the Baltic Sea, and the world's northernmost city of more than 1 million residents. As Russia's Imperial capital, and a historically strategic port, it is governed as a federal city. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 0 and 2004, Saint Petersburg was the birth place of 487 globally memorable people, including Vladimir Putin, Ayn Rand, and Alexander I of Russia. Additionaly, 380 globally memorable people have passed away in Saint Petersburg including Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leonhard Euler, and Dmitri Mendeleev.

People Born in Saint Petersburg

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People Deceased in Saint Petersburg

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day Saint Petersburg were politicians (65), writers (51), athletes (38), actors (37), and military personnels (22),  while most who died were writers (54), politicians (54), painters (30), composers (20), and biologists (15).

Over the past 100 years, athletes have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Saint Petersburg, including Irena Szewińska, Elvīra Ozoliņa, and Galina Zybina. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Saint Petersburg, including Vladimir Putin, Alexander I of Russia, and Paul I of Russia.

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Overlapping Lives

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