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São Paulo

São Paulo ranks 32nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Rio de Janeiro, Florence, and Munich. Memorable people born in São Paulo include Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Rivellino. Memorable people who died in São Paulo include Sócrates, Paulo Freire, and Arthur Friedenreich. São Paulo has been the birth place of many soccer players and racing drivers and the death place of many soccer players and politicians. São Paulo is located in Brazil.

São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city and the most populous city in Brazil, the Americas, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the world's 4th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, the most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area, the Greater São Paulo, ranks as the most populous in Brazil and the 12th most populous on Earth. The process of conurbation between the metropolitan areas located around the Greater São Paulo created the São Paulo Macrometropolis, a megalopolis with more than 30 million inhabitants, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1999, São Paulo was the birth place of 172 globally memorable people, including Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Rivellino. Additionaly, 42 globally memorable people have passed away in São Paulo including Sócrates, Paulo Freire, and Arthur Friedenreich.

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Most individuals born in present day São Paulo were soccer players (114), racing drivers (16), actors (9), politicians (5), and coaches (4),  while most who died were soccer players (15), politicians (6), writers (3), athletes (3), and racing drivers (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in São Paulo, including Rivellino, Djalma Santos, and Cafu. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day São Paulo, including Rivellino, Djalma Santos, and Arthur Friedenreich.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 22 globally memorable people born in São Paulo since 1700.