The most famous person from Weymouth has been revealed, according to a new interactive map.

Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov developed the insightful map which reveals the birthplaces of the most 'notable people' around the world.

The data is based on a study published in June this year from researchers at the University of Paris. 

A person's significance was calculated based on information scraped from Wikipedia and Wikidata. 

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The data accounts for a series of factors including the number of Wikipedia entries, their average length, the average number of views from 2015-18 as well as the total number of external links.

"The data contains a rank value and a notability "sum value" these are used to determine which names are shown and how big they are," Mr Tjukanov explained to users on Twitter.

You can explore the map and view the noteworthy people from hometowns all over the world in four different categories:

  • Culture
  • Discovery & Science
  • Leadership
  • Sports & Games

Who is the most famous person from Weymouth?

Dorset Echo: The interactive map replaces place names with the names of the most notable people. Picture: Mapbox/Topi TjukanovThe interactive map replaces place names with the names of the most notable people. Picture: Mapbox/Topi Tjukanov

The interactive map reveals Henry Moseley as Weymouth's most notable person.

Moseley was an English physicist who is famous for "Moseley's law" which advanced atomic physics, nuclear physics and quantum physics.

At the outbreak of World War Moseley left his research work at the University of Oxford to volunteer for the Royal Engineers of the British Army. He was shot and killed during the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915 at the age of 27.

Known to his friends as Harry, Moseley was born in Weymouth in 1887 to parents Henry Nottidge Moseley and Amabel Gwyn Jeffreys, who were also both scientists.

Beyond Weymouth, Agatha Christie is credited with being the most notable person from the South West, comic Charlie Chaplin the most significant person from London and for England as a whole, Winston Churchill comes out on top.