The most famous person from Southampton 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 Southampton

Daily 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 John Everett Millais as Southampton's most notable person.

Painter and illustrator, John Everett Millais is perhaps most famous for his 1851–52 artwork, Ophelia.

One of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he was a child prodigy who, aged eleven, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools.

Millais was born in Southampton in 1829 but spent his early childhood in Jersey.

Another notable name from the city is Edward Abraham. Born in Shirley, the  biochemist was instrumental in the development of the first antibiotics penicillin and cephalosporin.

Beyond Southampton, Charles Dickens is credited with being the most notable person from the South East, comic Charlie Chaplin the most significant person from London and for England as a whole, Winston Churchill comes out on top.