London’s most notable people revealed including Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock

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 Other notable people from the capital include Alfred Hitchcock and David Bowie

Thanks to a new map, the most notable person from London has been revealed.

Being the capital of the country, a lot of famous people have hailed from London, from world wide popstars to people who have changed their industry forever.

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It’s hard to calculate just how famous someone is, you can judge them based off of social media followers, but a lot of famous people do not have social media, or were not alive during the social media era.

Researchers from University of Paris aimed to calculate a person’s notability based on information gathered from Wikipedia to Wikidata.

The data takes into account a number of different variables, for example they looked into the average number of views for each person from 2015 to 2018, but also takes into account the length of the wiki entries for each person.

The study found that the most notable person from Honolulu was the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, whilst Tanzania native Freddie Mercury, the frontman of rock band Queen also ranked high.

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So, who is the most notable person from London? Here’s everything you need to know about the most notable person map.

Who is the most notable person from London?

It’s someone most people wouldn’t actually guess, as the most notable person from London is Charlie Chaplin.

Born in the capital in 1889, Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.

He infamously once came third in a Charlie Chaplin lookalike competition, and at the time of his death in 1977, he had a net worth of around $100 million, which is $400 million in today’s money.

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He had four wives, with his last one being his longest, and they were married for 34 years when he passed away, aged 88.

Which other people from London ranked high on the most notable list?

Another high ranking person was Alfred Hitchcock. Like Chaplin, he was influential in the arts and is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema.

In a career spanning six decades, he directed over 50 feature films, many of which are still widely watched and studied today.

He was born in Leytonstone in 1899, and passed away in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California in 1980.

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Throughout his career, his depiction of violence was second to none, with his most famous work including Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964).

Another notable name, and a person from a more recent era is David Bowie. The singer, who passed away in 2016 was born in Brixton in 1947, and passed away 69.

Bowie was considered as a leading figure in the music industry, he is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

He earned praise from critics and musicians, primarily for his innovative work during the 1970s.

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Another name, more from this era is Adele. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 and spawned the UK top-five singles "Chasing Pavements" and "Make You Feel My Love". The album was certified 8x platinum in the UK and triple platinum in the US. Adele was honoured with the Brit Award for Rising Star as well as the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Her trophy-laden career includes fifteen Grammy Awards and twelve Brit Awards, with the London-born singer of the world’s best-selling music artists, with sales of over 120 million records.

Who are the most notable people in other UK cities?

Here are some of the most notable people across the most popular cities across the UK:

  • London - Charlie Chaplin
  • Cardiff - Roald Dahl
  • Birmingham - Ozzy Osbourne 
  • Manchester - J.J. Thomson
  • Liverpool - John Lennon
  • Sheffield - Joe Cocker
  • Leeds - Mel B 
  • York - Judi Dench 
  • Newcastle - Sting 
  • Middlesbrough - James Cook
  • Edinburgh - Sean Connery
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