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Zürich ranks 98th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Vancouver, Istanbul, and Tallinn. Memorable people born in Zürich include Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Bruno Ganz, and Johanna Spyri. Memorable people who died in Zürich include Thomas Mann, James Joyce, and Niki Lauda. Zürich has been the birth place of many soccer players and writers and the death place of many writers and politicians. Zürich is located in Switzerland.

Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 430,000 inhabitants, the urban area (agglomeration) 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1298 and 1995, Zürich was the birth place of 67 globally memorable people, including Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Bruno Ganz, and Johanna Spyri. Additionaly, 76 globally memorable people have passed away in Zürich including Thomas Mann, James Joyce, and Niki Lauda. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Zürich than were born there.

People Born in Zürich

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People Deceased in Zürich

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Most individuals born in present day Zürich were soccer players (11), writers (9), politicians (7), biologists (4), and actors (3),  while most who died were writers (12), politicians (9), mathematicians (7), painters (5), and chemists (4).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Zürich, including Marcel Koller, Diego Benaglio, and Ricardo Rodríguez. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Zürich, including Marcel Koller, Diego Benaglio, and Ricardo Rodríguez.

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