Historical City Populations

Can you name the world's most populous cities as in the years 1500, 1800, 1900 and 1950?

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1500
672,000 
500,000 
400,000 
250,000 
250,000 
200,000 
200,000 
185,000 
150,000 
147,000 
1800
1,100,000 
861,000 
800,000 
685,000 
570,000 
547,000 
430,000 
387,000 
383,000 
377,000 
1900
6,480,000 
4,240,000 
3,330,000 
2,700,000 
1,710,000 
1,700,000 
1,500,000 
1,439,000 
1,435,000 
1,420,000 
1950
12,500,00 
8,900,000 
7,000,000 
5,900,000 
5,400,000 
5,100,000 
5,000,000 
4,900,000 
4,900,000 
4,800,000 
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