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List of Famous Researchers

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List of famous researchers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top researchers in the world? This includes the most prominent researchers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable researchers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic researchers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned researchers.

This list features Robert Jarvik, Veljko Milković and more. Featuring historical researchers, celebrity researchers, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known researchers to the lesser known researchers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the researcher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous researchers ever?" and "What are the names of famous researchers?" then you're in the right place. 
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  • Charles Richard Drew (June 3, 1904 – April 1, 1950) was an American surgeon and medical...  more
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