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Tennis player, won the French Open in 1976Paignton, in 1956
Former Arsenal FC record goalscorer until Ian Wright beat his recordExeter, in 1912
First man to sail around the world single-handed via the Clipper RouteBarnstaple, in 1901
Crime novellist, creator of Poirot and Miss MarpleTorquay, in 1890
Supermodel, made the cover of British Vogue at 16Torquay, in 1987
Dudley Moore's comedy partnerTorquay in 1937
Author of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'Ottery St Mary, in 1772
Diver, won Olympic Bronze in London 2012Plymouth, in 1994
Naval Commander, took on the Spanish ArmadaTavistock, circa 1540
Leader of the Labour Party from 1980-1983Plymouth, in 1913
Footballer, played for Exeter, Wolves, Doncaster and currently MiddlesbroughBarnstaple in 1987
Actor, starred in Watchmen, The Imitation Game and StokerExeter, in 1978
Comedienne, star of her own sitcom, Call The Midwife and Spy (movie, 2015)Torquay, in 1972
Model, starred in Transformers 3 and Mad Max: Fury RoadPlymouth, in 1987
ClueFamous personBorn in...
One of S Club 7Ipplepen, in 1982
Lead singer with ColdplayExeter, in 1977
Footballer for Exeter City, Derby, Crystal Palace and currently BoltonExeter, in 1986
Current European 10,000 metre championHoniton, in 1973
Guitarist in KasabianNewton Abbot in 1980
Explorer, noted for popularising tobacco in the UKEast Budleigh, in 1552 or 1554
Painter, Founder and first President of the Royal Academy of ArtsPlymton in 1723
Dog breeder, has a breed of dog named after himDartmouth, in 1775
Antarctic explorer, was beaten to the South Pole by Amundsen.Plymouth, in 1868
British Ballet dancerPlymouth in 1948
Bishop of Canterbury, 1942-1944Exeter, in 1881
Rugby player, tighthead prop and 2003 World Cup winner. And Celebrity Masterchef in 2011.Barnstaple, in 1976
TV sports anchorman, hosted A Question of Sport 1970-1977Newton Abbot, in 1935
Guitarist, played with Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd and Roger WatersBarnstaple in 1948

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