Famous People who Majored in Natural Science

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List of famous people who majored in natural science, including photos when available. This list of famous natural science majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in natural science. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in natural science you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List people include Margaret Thatcher, Jawaharlal Nehru and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were natural science majors?" and "Which famous people studied natural science?"
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Natural Science
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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. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism. Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

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Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Natural Science
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awaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until 1964. Nehru is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state: a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1889-1964)

Birthplace: Allahabad, India

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David Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Natural Science
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Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on the planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, and 3D. Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in Britain, although he himself does not like the term. In 2002 he was named ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 92

Birthplace: Isleworth, London, United Kingdom

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Dr. Robin Boast is the Deputy Director of the Museum and the Curator for World Archaeology. He coordinates the MPhil Graduate Course on Museums: History, Theory and Practice in the Department of Archaeology and is the Lecturer for the History of Science in Archaeology. He lectures on the history and sociology of scientific practice in the Department of Geography and is a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Science. He was the Director of the innovative Virtual Teaching Collection Project in the 1990s, and more recently a Visiting Professor at the European University Institute in Florence Italy, Director of the Local Knowledge and Diversity Research Group for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Kimball, Nebraska

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