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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
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    Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her "The 'Iron Lady'", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies known as Thatcherism. She studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister. Thatcher was... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)
    • Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

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  • Jawaharlal Nehru
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    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (; Hindi: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] (listen); 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was an Indian independence activist, and subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and served India as Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. He has been described by the Amar Chitra Katha as the architect of India. He was also known as Pandit Nehru due to his roots with the Kashmiri Pandit community while Indian children knew him as Chacha Nehru (Hindi,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1889-1964)
    • Birthplace: Allahabad, India
  • David Attenborough
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    Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. He is 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, 3D and 4K.Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in Britain, although he himself... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: London, England

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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... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Kimball, Nebraska