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St. Louis ranks 60th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Dallas, Mexico City, and Birmingham. Memorable people born in St. Louis include Chuck Berry, Miles Davis, and Josephine Baker. Memorable people who died in St. Louis include Edward Adelbert Doisy, Joseph Erlanger, and Dred Scott. St. Louis has been the birth place of many actors and writers and the death place of many writers and singers. St. Louis is located in United States.

St. Louis is a city in Missouri, on the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms the state line between Illinois and Missouri. The Missouri River merges with the Mississippi River 15 river miles north of Downtown St. Louis, forming the fourth-longest river system in the world. In 2019, the estimated population was 300,576, and of the bi-state metropolitan area, 2,804,724. Greater St. Louis is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, second-largest in Illinois, seventh-largest in the Great Lakes Megalopolis, and the 22nd-largest in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1826 and 1995, St. Louis was the birth place of 101 globally memorable people, including Chuck Berry, Miles Davis, and Josephine Baker. Additionaly, 19 globally memorable people have passed away in St. Louis including Edward Adelbert Doisy, Joseph Erlanger, and Dred Scott.

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Most individuals born in present day St. Louis were actors (32), writers (9), basketball players (8), musicians (6), and politicians (6),  while most who died were writers (2), singers (2), astronauts (2), athletes (2), and chemists (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in St. Louis, including Kevin Kline, Shelley Winters, and Linda Blair. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day St. Louis, including Vincent Price, Kevin Kline, and Shelley Winters.

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