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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. 

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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 (28 March 1884 – 28 January 1977) was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin and was Regius Professor of Medicine at ...more
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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 (22 March 1808 – 26 April 1903), 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 Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)
Abraham Manie "Abe" Adelstein (28 March 1916 – 18 October 1992) 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 (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed ...more

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Alexander William Willia... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from England
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 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 (born 18 May 1921) is a British pathologist and academic. He is one of the discoverers of the Epstein–Barr virus, along with Yvonne Barr and Bert
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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 (born 20 March 1922) is a retired British physician, pharmacologist, academic and university administrator. He was Master of Darwin College, Cambridge from ...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 (12 September 1851 – 17 October 1934) was a German-born British physicist known for his work in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography ...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 (29 May 1916 – 11 October 2005) was joint founder president, with Ralph Harris, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, where he directed editorial affairs and publishing for more ...more
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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 (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was also a philosopher of science and a populariser of science. The ...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 (; born 20 April 1963) is an English author and biomedical gerontologist. He is the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and VP of New ...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 (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979), was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in ...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 (26 March 1911 – 20 April 2003) was a German-born Australian physician and biophysicist, noted for his work on nerve physiology. He shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or ...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 FLS HonFRMS (born 1939 in Corsham, Wiltshire) is an independent research biologist, author, and lecturer, who publishes on scientific issues for the general public. He has also ...more
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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 (17 April 1748 – 26 March 1820) was a British physician and scientist. He served as a medical officer in the Army (1776–1780) and later held the position of ...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 FRS FRSE LLD (14 August 1737 – 27 January 1823) was an English mathematician and surveyor. He was professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich from 1773 to ...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 (March 23, 1841 – April 19, 1904) 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 (23 June 1914 – 23 November 1979) was a British cognitive scientist whose main contributions were in focused auditory attention, specifically the cocktail party problem ...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 (21 March 1887 – 27 February 1963) was a scientist focusing mainly on entomology.
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David Lionel Goldsmid-St... 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 (28 January 1851 – 19 April 1925) was a British 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 (born 9 May 1948) is a British physicist. As of 2017 he is Professor Emeritus of physics at the University of Southampton.
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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 (November 30, 1711 in Gloucester, England – July 4, 1778 in Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a scientist, inventor and lecturer, specializing in the ...more
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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 (1785 – 5 November 1857) 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 ...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 (23 July 1872 – 29 March 1912), was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, ornithologist and artist.