Who is the most notable person in YOUR hometown? An interactive map reveals the most important people

Whether it’s a legendary footballer or a famous inventor, many of us are proud to be from the same city as a notable personality.

But who exactly is the most important person from your hometown?

An incredible year interactive map has been developed this week which reveals the birthplaces of “the most remarkable people” around the world.

He suggests that Sean Connery is the most notable person from Edinburgh, while barack obama at the top of the list in Honolulu, and Freddie Mercury in Zanzibar.

Whether it’s a legendary footballer or a famous inventor, many of us are proud to be from the same city as a notable personality. But who is the most important person from your hometown?

The most notable people in British cities

  • London – Charlie Chaplin
  • Cardiff -Roald Dahl
  • birmingham -Ozzy Osbourne
  • Manchester -JJ Thomson
  • liverpool -John Lennon
  • Sheffield -Joe Cocker
  • Leeds – Honey B
  • york -Judi Dench
  • Newcastle – Sting
  • Middlesbrough – james cook
  • Edinburgh -Sean Connery
  • Glasgow – Mark Knopfler

The map is the brainchild of Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov and is based on a study published in June this year.

In the study, researchers from the University of Paris set out to calculate a person’s notability based on information extracted from Wikipedia and Wikidata.

“A new strand of literature aims to build the most comprehensive and accurate database of notable individuals,” wrote the research team, led by Morgane Laouénan.

“We collect a massive amount of data from different editions of Wikipedia and Wikidata.”

The data takes into account a number of factors, including the number of Wikipedia entries, the length of the entries, the average number of views for each person from 2015 to 2018, and the total number of external links.

“Using data from Morgane Laouenan et al, the map shows the birthplaces of the ‘most notable people’ in the world,” Tjukanov explained.

“The data was processed to display only one person for each unique geographic location with the highest notability rank.”

Users can see the most outstanding person in their hometown in four categories: culture, discovery and science, leadership or sports and games.

Alternatively, you can select “All” to see the most notable person overall.

In Texas, Selena Gomez, Tommy Lee Jones and Beyonce are among the most notable people, while in Florida Ariana Grande, Jim Morrison and Tomy Petty top the list.

In Texas, Selena Gomez, Tommy Lee Jones and Beyonce are among the most notable people, while in Florida Ariana Grande, Jim Morrison and Tomy Petty top the list.

The map is the brainchild of Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov and is based on a study published in June this year.

The map is the brainchild of Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov and is based on a study published in June this year.

How was the map made?

The map is the brainchild of Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov and is based on a study published in June this year.

In the study, researchers from the University of Paris set out to calculate a person’s notability based on information extracted from Wikipedia and Wikidata.

The data takes into account a number of factors, including the number of Wikipedia edits, the length of entries, the average number of views for each person from 2015 to 2018, and the total number of external links.

While you might think one of the royals would be the most notable person born in London, the map suggests that Charlie Chaplin is actually the most notable person in the British capital.

Meanwhile, in other UK cities Roald Dahl is the most notable person from Cardiff, JJ Thomson from Manchester, Mel B from Leeds and Sean Connery from Edinburgh, according to the map.

Across the pond in the US, several famous names top the list.

In Texas, Selena Gomez, Tommy Lee Jones and Beyonce are among the most notable people, while in Florida, Ariana Grande, Jim Morrison and Tommy Petty top the list.

And in California, it’s Marilyn Monroe, Cameron Diaz and Cher who take home the titles of most notable people.

Mr Tjukanov posted a link to the map on Twitter, writing: ‘Did you know Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and Barack Obama in Honolulu?’

‘Who is the most famous person in your hometown?’

Many users have responded to discuss unexpected famous faces from their hometown.

One user said: “My little home town of Linlithgow (15k pop) is the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, Professor Charles Wyville Thomson (who led the 1872 Challenger Expedition), John West (fish canned) and in 2222 *will* be the birthplace of Cmdr Montgomery Scott of the USS Enterprise!’

Another added: “Sharing a birthplace with Frank Oz will never cease to please me.

“I like to tell people that means Yoda and Fozzie Bear were born in the same hospital as me.”

And one joked: ‘It’s so much fun. I appreciate finding out that all the people I didn’t know were Yinzers: Jeff Goldblum? Coach Cal? I never knew them!’

Robert Pattinson is the most handsome man in the world according to the “Golden Ratio” equation

British actor Twilight (pictured), 33, turned out

British actor Twilight (pictured), 33, was found to be 92.15 per cent ‘accurate’ on Beauty Phi’s golden ratio – which measures physical perfection

Robert Pattinson was declared the most beautiful man in the world as a result of scientific research into what constitutes the “perfect face”.

The 33-year-old British Batman actor was found to be 92.15 per cent “accurate” on Beauty Phi’s golden ratio, which is said to measure physical perfection.

Her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jawline and face shape were measured against other celebrities and came closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of ​​perfection.

The list was compiled using the latest computerized mapping techniques by Harley Street cosmetic facial surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, who uses technology in his work.

Dr De Silva, who runs the Center for Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery, London, said: “Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.

“These brand new computer mapping techniques allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what makes someone physically beautiful and the technology is helpful when planning patients’ surgery.”