Brighton’s most famous person has been revealed, according to a new interactive map.
Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tyukanov has developed the revealing map showing the birthplaces of the “most remarkable people” around the world.
The data is based on a study published in June this year by researchers from the University of Paris.
The importance of a person was calculated based on information from Wikipedia and Wikidata.
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I made a map of the most remarkable people around the world. built with @mapbox.
Check it out here: https://t.co/NR0J7nqTn1
— Topi Tyukanov (@tyukanov) July 28, 2022
The data takes into account a number of factors, including the number of Wikipedia entries, their average length, the average number of views from 2015-18, and the total number of external links.
“The data includes a rank value and a ‘summary’ value of prominence, which is used to determine which names are shown and how big they are,” Mr Tyukanov told users on Twitter.
You can explore the map and view the notable people from hometowns around the world in four different categories:
- discovery science
- sports games
Who is the most famous person from Brighton?
The interactive map features Aubrey Beardsley as Brighton’s most notable person.
Illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley was famous for his black ink drawings influenced by Japanese woodblock prints.
Born in Brighton in 1872, he is considered one of the most important figures of British Art Nouveau.
Other notable names nearby include Edward Carpenter of Hove, a utopian socialist, poet, philosopher and early gay rights activist, and surgeon Montagu Cotterill of Kemp Town.
Beyond Brighton, Charles Dickens is considered the most notable person from the South East, comedian Charlie Chaplin is the most notable person from London, and for England as a whole, Winston Churchill tops the list.
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