The most notable people from Cumbria have been revealed, according to a new interactive map.

Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov developed the 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 from the University of Paris. 

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

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 notable person in Cumbria?

According to the map, the most notable person from Cumbria is William Wordsworth, an English Romantic poet born in 1770.

According to Poetry Foundation, Wordsworth was one of the founders of English Romanticism and one of its most central figures. The map reveals he was born in Cockermouth. In 1850 he passed away in Rydal.

Next notable on the map is John Dalton, also from Cockermouth. Born in Eaglesfield, John Dalton was an English chemist, physicist and meteorologist.

He is best known for introducing the atomic theory into chemistry, and for his research into colour blindness, which he suffered from himself.

Colour blindness is known as Daltonism in several languages due to his research.

Catherine Parr was also from Cumbria, born in Kendal. She was Queen of England and Ireland as the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII.

You can view the map here and see what other notable people are from your area.