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Sofia

Sofia ranks 130th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Wrocław, Seville, and Milwaukee. Memorable people born in Sofia include Safiye Sultan, Galerius, and Aurelian. Memorable people who died in Sofia include Baba Vanga, Galerius, and Boris III of Bulgaria. Sofia has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers. Sofia is located in Bulgaria.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city is situated in the eponymous valley at the foot of the Vitosha mountain in the western parts of the country. The city is built west of the Iskar river, and has many mineral springs, such as the Sofia Central Mineral Baths. It has a humid continental climate. Being in the centre of the Balkans, it is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 214 and 1990, Sofia was the birth place of 52 globally memorable people, including Safiye Sultan, Galerius, and Aurelian. Additionaly, 50 globally memorable people have passed away in Sofia including Baba Vanga, Galerius, and Boris III of Bulgaria.

People Born in Sofia

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Most individuals born in present day Sofia were politicians (15), soccer players (11), singers (5), writers (4), and tennis players (4),  while most who died were politicians (29), writers (9), soccer players (4), occultists (1), and social activists (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Sofia, including Ivan Dimitrov, Georgi Asparuhov, and Emil Kostadinov. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Sofia, including Safiye Sultan, Galerius, and Aurelian.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 11 globally memorable people born in Sofia since 1700.