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List of notable or famous chemists from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in the United Kingdom and even some popular chemists who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from the United Kingdom is included when available.

List features Edward Frankland, Norman Haworth and more.

This historic chemists from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from the United Kingdom?" These prominent chemists of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British chemists.

Use this list of renowned British chemists to discover some new chemists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (210 items)
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from the United Kingdom
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, England

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister, Scientist, + more

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#69 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#2 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#70 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#16 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Michael Faraday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from the United Kingdom
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Michael Faraday FRS was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Although Faraday received little formal education, he was one of the most influential ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1791-1867)

Birthplace: Newington Butts, United Kingdom

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher

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#40 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Edward Frankland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chemists from the United Kingdom
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Sir Edward Frankland, KCB, FRS was a British chemist. He was an expert in water quality and analysis, and originated the concept of combining power, or valence, in chemistry. He was also one of the originators of organometallic chemistry. ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1825-1899)

Profession: Chemist

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Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chemists from the United Kingdom
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Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS was a New Zealand-born British physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him to be the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday. In early work he discovered the concept of radioactive ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1871-1937)

Birthplace: Brightwater, New Zealand

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

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