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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.

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A. D. Gardner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from England
A. D. Gardner Dec. at 93 (1884-1977)
Arthur Duncan Gardner, FRCP, FRCS was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin and was Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford from 1948 to 1954.
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A. Follett Osler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from England
A. Follett Osler Dec. at 95 (1808-1903)
Abraham Follett Osler, known as A. Follett Osler, was a pioneer in the measurement of meteorological and chronological data in Birmingham, England.
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Abraham Manie Adelstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)
Abraham Manie "Abe" Adelstein was a South African born doctor who became the United Kingdom's Chief Medical Statistician.
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Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's ...more
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Alexander William Williamson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Alexander William Williamson Dec. at 80 (1824-1904)
Alexander William Williamson FRS was an English chemist of Scottish descent. He is best known today for the Williamson ether synthesis.
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Michael A. Epstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Michael A. Epstein age 97
Sir Michael Anthony Epstein, CBE, FRS, FMedSci is a British pathologist and academic. He is one of the discoverers of the Epstein-Barr virus. Epstein was educated at St. Paul's School in London, ...more
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Arnold Burgen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Arnold Burgen age 96
Sir Arnold Stanley Vincent Burgen, FRS was Master of Darwin College, Cambridge 1982-89, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Cambridge University, 1985–89, and founding President of the Academia ...more
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Arthur Schuster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 83 (1851-1934)
Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE was a German-born British physicist known for his work in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography and the application of harmonic ...more
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Arthur Seldon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 89 (1916-2005)
Arthur Seldon CBE was joint founder president, with Ralph Harris, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, where he directed academic affairs for 30 years.
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Arthur Stanley Eddington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 62 (1882-1944)
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, OM, FRS was a British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician of the early 20th century who did his greatest work in astrophysics. He was also a philosopher of ...more
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Aubrey de Grey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from England
age 55
Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey is an English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology and the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of the ...more
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Barnes Wallis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, CBE FRS, RDI, FRAeS, was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation ...more
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Bernard Katz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 92 (1911-2003)
Sir Bernard Katz, FRS was a German-born biophysicist, noted for his work on nerve biochemistry. He shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1970 with Julius Axelrod and Ulf von Euler. ...more
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Brian J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from England
age 80
Brian J. Ford is an independent research biologist, author, and lecturer, who publishes on scientific issues for the general public. He has also been a television personality for more than 40
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Charles Blagden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 72 (1748-1820)
Sir Charles Brian Blagden FRS was a British physician and scientist. He served as a medical officer in the Army and later held the position of Secretary of the Royal Society. Blagden won the ...more
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Charles Hutton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 86 (1737-1823)
Charles Hutton was an English mathematician. He was professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich from 1773 to 1807. He is remembered for his calculation of the density of the ...more
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Christopher Wren is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 91 (1632-1723)
Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the ...more
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Clement le Neve Foster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)
Sir Clement le Neve Foster FRS was an English geologist and mineralogist.
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Edward Colin Cherry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 65 (1914-1979)
Edward Colin Cherry was a British cognitive scientist whose main contributions were in focused auditory attention, specifically the cocktail party problem regarding the capacity to follow one ...more
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David Keilin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 76 (1887-1963)
David Keilin FRS was an entomologist, among other things.
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David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Sa... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 74 (1851-1925)
Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, 2nd Baronet was a scientific author and barrister.
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Douglas Ross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from England
age 70
Douglas Alan Ross is a British physicist and colleague of Chris Sachrajda. He is currently professor emeritus of physics at the University of Southampton. Ross was educated at New College, ...more
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Ebenezer Kinnersley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Ebenezer Kinnersley Dec. at 67 (1711-1778)
Ebenezer Kinnersley was a scientist, inventor and lecturer, specializing in the investigation of electricity.
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Edmund Davy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edmund Davy Dec. at 72 (1785-1857)
Edmund Davy FRS was a professor of Chemistry at the Royal Cork Institution from 1813 and professor of chemistry at the Royal Dublin Society from 1826. He discovered acetylene, as it was later ...more
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Edward Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Dec. at 40 (1872-1912)
Edward Adrian Wilson FZS was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, painter and ornithologist.