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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 on Wikipedia
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    A. Follett Osler

    Dec. at 95 (1808-1903)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Abraham Follett Osler (22 March 1808 – 26 April 1903), known as A. Follett Osler, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Abraham Manie Adelstein

    Abraham Manie Adelstein

    Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)

    BirthplaceSouth Africa

    Abraham Manie "Abe" Adelstein (28 March 1916 – 18 October 1992) was a South African born... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace

    Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an... more on Wikipedia

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    Alexander William Williamson

    Alexander William Williamson

    Dec. at 80 (1824-1904)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Prof Alexander William Williamson FRS FRSE PCS MRIA (1 May 1824 – 6 May 1904) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Michael A. Epstein

    Age: 99

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Sir Michael Anthony Epstein, CBE, FRS, FMedSci (born 18 May 1921) is a British pathologist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Arnold Burgen

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

    Arthur Schuster

    Dec. at 83 (1851-1934)

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE (12 September 1851 – 17 October 1934) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Arthur Seldon

    Arthur Seldon

    Dec. at 89 (1916-2005)

    BirthplaceEast End of London, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Arthur Seldon (29 May 1916 – 11 October 2005) was joint founder president, with Ralph Harris,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Arthur Stanley Eddington

    Arthur Stanley Eddington

    Dec. at 62 (1882-1944)

    BirthplaceKendal, United Kingdom

    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Aubrey de Grey

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey (; born 20 April 1963) is an English author and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Barnes Wallis

    Barnes Wallis

    Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)

    BirthplaceRipley, United Kingdom

    Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979), was an English scientist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bernard Katz

    Bernard Katz

    Dec. at 92 (1911-2003)

    BirthplaceLeipzig, Germany

    Sir Bernard Katz, FRS (26 March 1911 – 20 April 2003) was a German-born Australian physician... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    BirthplaceCorsham, United Kingdom

    Brian J. Ford FLS HonFRMS (born 1939 in Corsham, Wiltshire) is an independent research... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Charles Blagden

    Charles Blagden

    Dec. at 72 (1748-1820)

    BirthplaceWotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom

    Sir Charles Brian Blagden FRS (17 April 1748 – 26 March 1820) was a British physician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Charles Hutton

    Charles Hutton

    Dec. at 86 (1737-1823)

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Charles Hutton FRS FRSE LLD (14 August 1737 – 27 January 1823) was an English mathematician... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Christopher Wren

    Christopher Wren

    Dec. at 91 (1632-1723)

    BirthplaceEast Knoyle, United Kingdom

    Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Clement le Neve Foster

    Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

    BirthplaceCamberwell, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Clement le Neve Foster (March 23, 1841 – April 19, 1904) was an English geologist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Edward Colin Cherry

    Dec. at 65 (1914-1979)

    BirthplaceSt Albans, United Kingdom

    Edward Colin Cherry (23 June 1914 – 23 November 1979) was a British cognitive scientist whose... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    David Keilin

    Dec. at 76 (1887-1963)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    David Keilin FRS (21 March 1887 – 27 February 1963) was a scientist focusing mainly on... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons
    Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, 2nd Baronet (28 January 1851 – 19 April 1925) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Douglas Alan Ross (born 9 May 1948) is a British physicist. As of 2017 he is Professor... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Ebenezer Kinnersley

    Dec. at 67 (1711-1778)

    BirthplaceGloucester, United Kingdom

    Ebenezer Kinnersley (November 30, 1711 in Gloucester, England – July 4, 1778 in Lower Dublin... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Edmund Davy

    Dec. at 72 (1785-1857)

    BirthplacePenzance, United Kingdom

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

    Edward Adrian Wilson

    Dec. at 40 (1872-1912)

    BirthplaceCheltenham, United Kingdom

    Edward Adrian Wilson (23 July 1872 – 29 March 1912), was an English physician, polar... more on Wikipedia