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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 Died 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 Died 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
Abraham Manie Adelstein Died 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
Ada Lovelace Died 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 Died 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 96 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
Arthur Schuster Died 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
Arthur Seldon Died 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
Arthur Stanley Eddington Died 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
Aubrey de Grey age 54 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
Barnes Wallis Died 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
Bernard Katz Died 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
Brian J. Ford age 79 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
Charles Blagden Died 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
Charles Hutton Died 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
Christopher Wren Died 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
Clement le Neve Foster Died 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
Edward Colin Cherry Died 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
David Keilin Died 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
David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons Died 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
Douglas Ross age 69 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 Died 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 Died 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
Edward Adrian Wilson Died at 40 (1872-1912) Edward Adrian Wilson FZS was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, painter and ornithologist.

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Edward Andrade is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edward Andrade Died at 84 (1887-1971) Edward Neville da Costa Andrade FRS was an English physicist, writer, and poet. He told The Literary Digest his name was pronounced "as written, i.e., like air raid, with and substituted ...more

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Edward Collingwood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edward Collingwood Died at 70 (1900-1970) Sir Edward Foyle Collingwood CBE FRS FRSE DL was an English mathematician and scientist. He was a member of the Eglingham branch of a prominent Northumbrian family, the son of Col. Cuthbert ...more

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Edward Davy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edward Davy Died at 79 (1806-1885) Edward Davy was an English physician, scientist, and inventor who played a prominent role in the development of telegraphy, and invented an electric relay. Davy was born in Ottery St Mary, ...more

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Edward Jenner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edward Jenner Died at 74 (1749-1823) Edward Jenner, FRS was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. He is often called "the father of immunology", and his ...more

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Edward Llewellyn-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edward Llewellyn-Thomas Died at 67 (1917-1984) Edward Llewellyn-Thomas was an English scientist, university professor and, writing as Edward Llewellyn, a science fiction author. Llewellyn-Thomas published sixty scientific articles on ...more

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Edward Ryan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edward Ryan Died at 82 (1793-1875) Sir Edward Ryan PC FRS was an English lawyer, judge, reformer of the British Civil Service and patron of science.

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Edward Thomas Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edward Thomas Hall Died at 77 (1924-2001) Edward Thomas Hall CBE, Hon. FBA, FSA, D.Phil was a British scientist.

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Edwin Lankester is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Edwin Lankester Died at 60 (1814-1874) Edwin Lankester MRCS, FRS was an English surgeon and naturalist who made a major contribution to the control of cholera in London: he was the first public analyst in England.

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Francis Bacon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Francis Bacon Died at 65 (1561-1626) Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, QC, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of ...more

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Francis Galton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Francis Galton Died at 89 (1822-1911) Sir Francis Galton, FRS was an English Victorian progressive, polymath, sociologist, psychologist, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, ...more

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Francis Simon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Francis Simon Died at 63 (1893-1956) Sir Francis Simon, was a German and later British physical chemist and physicist who devised the method, and confirmed its feasibility, of separating the isotope Uranium-235 and thus made a ...more

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Frank Nabarro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Frank Nabarro Died at 90 (1916-2006) Frank Reginald Nunes Nabarro MBE OMS FRS was an English-born South African physicist and one of the pioneers of solid-state physics, which underpins much of 21st-century technology.

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Frederick Brian Pickering is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Frederick Brian Pickering Professor Frederick Brian Pickering FREng is an English metallurgist. His research and development activities contributed significantly to the creation of the stronger and lighter steels. His ...more

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Geoffrey Thomas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Geoffrey Thomas age 76 Geoffrey Price Thomas was President of Kellogg College, Oxford and Director of Oxford University Department for Continuing Education until 2008. He was educated at Maesteg Grammar School, ...more

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George Ent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Scientists from England
George Ent Died at 85 (1604-1689) George Ent was an English scientist in the seventeenth century who focused on the study of anatomy. He was a member of the Royal Society and the Royal College of Physicians. Ent is best known ...more

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Harold Laski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Harold Laski Died at 57 (1893-1950) Harold Joseph Laski was a British political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party during 1945–1946, and was ...more

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Harry Kroto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Harry Kroto age 78 Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS, is an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at the ...more

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Henry Doubleday is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Henry Doubleday Died at 94 (1808-1902) Henry Doubleday was an English entomologist and ornithologist. Henry Doubleday was the eldest son of Quaker and grocer Benjamin Doubleday and his wife Mary of Epping, Essex. He and his brother ...more

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Henry Samuel Boase is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Henry Samuel Boase Died at 84 (1799-1883) Henry Samuel Boase FRS was an Cornish geologist.

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Henry Warburton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Henry Warburton Died at 74 (1784-1858) Henry Warburton was an English merchant and politician, and also an enthusiastic amateur scientist. Elected as Member of Parliament for Bridport, Dorset, in the 1826 general election, he held ...more

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Hermann Bondi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Hermann Bondi Died at 86 (1919-2005) Sir Hermann Bondi, KCB, FRS was an Anglo-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist. He is best known for developing the Steady State theory of the Universe with Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold as an ...more

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Hertha Marks Ayrton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Hertha Marks Ayrton Died at 69 (1854-1923) Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton was an English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor. She was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in ...more

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Ian Wilmut is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Ian Wilmut age 73 Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE is an English embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the leader of the ...more

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Jack Suchet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Jack Suchet Died at 93 (1908-2001) Jack Suchet was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, who carried out research on the use of penicillin in the treatment of venereal disease with Sir Alexander Fleming in London. He was ...more

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Jacob Bronowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Scientists from England
Jacob Bronowski Died at 66 (1908-1974) Jacob Bronowski was a Polish-Jewish British mathematician, biologist, historian of science, theatre author, poet and inventor. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC ...more