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Famous Scientists from England

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

This is a list that features people like Stephen Hawking and Arthur Stanley Eddington. Featuring British scientists and more, this list has it all. 

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

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    A. D. Gardner

    Dec. at 93 (1884-1977)
    Arthur Duncan Gardner, FRCP, FRCS (28 March 1884 – 28 January 1977) was a member of the team...  more
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    A. Follett Osler

    Dec. at 95 (1808-1903)
    Abraham Follett Osler (22 March 1808 – 26 April 1903), known as A. Follett Osler, was a...  more
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    Abraham Manie Adelstein

    Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)
    Abraham Manie "Abe" Adelstein (28 March 1916 – 18 October 1992) was a South African born...  more
  • 4

    Ada Lovelace

    Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)
    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an...  more

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  • 5

    Alexander William Williamson

    Dec. at 80 (1824-1904)
    Prof Alexander William Williamson FRS FRSE PCS MRIA (1 May 1824 – 6 May 1904) was an English...  more
  • 6

    Michael A. Epstein

    Age: 99
    Sir Michael Anthony Epstein, CBE, FRS, FMedSci (born 18 May 1921) is a British pathologist and...  more
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    Arnold Burgen

    Age: 98
    Sir Arnold Stanley Vincent Burgen, FRS (born 20 March 1922) is a retired British physician,...  more
  • 8

    Arthur Schuster

    Dec. at 83 (1851-1934)
    Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE (12 September 1851 – 17 October 1934) was a...  more
  • 9

    Arthur Seldon

    Dec. at 89 (1916-2005)
    Arthur Seldon (29 May 1916 – 11 October 2005) was joint founder president, with Ralph Harris,...  more
  • 10

    Arthur Stanley Eddington

    Dec. at 62 (1882-1944)
    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer,...  more
  • 11
    Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey (; born 20 April 1963) is an English author and...  more
  • 12

    Barnes Wallis

    Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)
    Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979), was an English scientist,...  more
  • 13

    Bernard Katz

    Dec. at 92 (1911-2003)
    Sir Bernard Katz, FRS (26 March 1911 – 20 April 2003) was a German-born Australian physician...  more
  • 14
    Brian J. Ford FLS HonFRMS (born 1939 in Corsham, Wiltshire) is an independent research...  more
  • 15

    Charles Blagden

    Dec. at 72 (1748-1820)
    Sir Charles Brian Blagden FRS (17 April 1748 – 26 March 1820) was a British physician and...  more
  • 16

    Charles Hutton

    Dec. at 86 (1737-1823)
    Charles Hutton FRS FRSE LLD (14 August 1737 – 27 January 1823) was an English mathematician...  more
  • 17

    Christopher Wren

    Dec. at 91 (1632-1723)
    Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in...  more
  • 18

    Clement le Neve Foster

    Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)
    Sir Clement le Neve Foster (March 23, 1841 – April 19, 1904) was an English geologist and...  more
  • 19

    Edward Colin Cherry

    Dec. at 65 (1914-1979)
    Edward Colin Cherry (23 June 1914 – 23 November 1979) was a British cognitive scientist whose...  more
  • 20

    David Keilin

    Dec. at 76 (1887-1963)
    David Keilin FRS (21 March 1887 – 27 February 1963) was a scientist focusing mainly on...  more
  • 21
    Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, 2nd Baronet (28 January 1851 – 19 April 1925) was a...  more
  • 22
    Douglas Alan Ross (born 9 May 1948) is a British physicist. As of 2017 he is Professor...  more
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    Ebenezer Kinnersley

    Dec. at 67 (1711-1778)
    Ebenezer Kinnersley (November 30, 1711 in Gloucester, England – July 4, 1778 in Lower Dublin...  more
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    Edmund Davy

    Dec. at 72 (1785-1857)
    Edmund Davy FRS (1785 – 5 November 1857) was a professor of Chemistry at the Royal Cork...  more
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    Edward Adrian Wilson

    Dec. at 40 (1872-1912)
    Edward Adrian Wilson (23 July 1872 – 29 March 1912), was an English physician, polar...  more