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The poll was a carried out by the local paper, The Plymouth Herald.
Diver Tom Daley has topped a poll to find the greatest person ever to have lived in Plymouth. The 18-year-old took top spot with 35 per cent of the vote while Drake, who defeated the Spanish Armada in 1585, came second with 26 per cent.
Olympic bronze medallist Tom also beat Lady Nancy Astor - the first woman to take her seat in Parliament - and Antarctic explorer Captain Scott.