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List of famous 19th century British scientists who transformed the world completely with their inventions and discoveries.

19th century can be rightly called as the time of innovation, discovery and invention. The century gave us many prominent and celebrated individuals who changed the world thoroughly with their vision and dream. The period marks the dawn of technological advancement, a scientific revolution, electrification and great advancement in medicine and science. But most of this could not have been possible had it not been for the scientists of the era. And while talking about scientists, 19th century saw some of the most able scientists coming from the land of Brits. British scientists of the 19th century can be credited for some of the most important inventions that casted a huge impact on humanity and the way we live, even today. Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction that became the operating principle of transformers and all electric generators. James Marsh is credited for detecting arsenic poisoning through his Marsh test. Charles Babbage came up with the world’s first mechanical and general purpose programmable computer that changed the world completely. World’s first incandescent light by passing a current from a battery, was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in the 19th century. Given below is the list of famous 19th century British scientists who transformed the world completely with their inventions and discoveries.
George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

08 December 1864

Lincoln

Scorpio

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

Aquarius

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace

10 December 1815

27 November 1852

London

Sagittarius

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell

03 March 1847

02 August 1922

Edinburgh

Pisces

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll

27 January 1832

14 January 1898

England

Aquarius

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson

18 December 1856

30 August 1940

Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Sagittarius

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming

06 August 1881

11 March 1955

Lochfield, Ayrshire, Scotland

Leo

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace

08 January 1823

07 November 1913

Llanbadoc

Capricorn

James ChadwickJames Chadwick

20 October 1891

24 July 1974

Bollington

Libra

William Thomson, 1st Baron KelvinWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin

26 June 1824

17 December 1907

Belfast

Cancer

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley

23 November 1887

10 August 1915

Weymouth, Dorset

Sagittarius

Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley

04 May 1825

29 June 1895

Ealing, Middlesex

Taurus

Chaim WeizmannChaim Weizmann

27 November 1874

09 November 1952

Motal

Sagittarius

James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule

24 December 1818

11 October 1889

Salford, Lancashire, England, UK

Capricorn

G. H. HardyG. H. Hardy

07 February 1877

01 December 1947

Cranleigh, Surrey, England

Aquarius

Henry Fox TalbotHenry Fox Talbot

11 February 1800

17 September 1877

Dorset

Aquarius

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington

28 December 1882

22 November 1944

Kendal

Capricorn

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister

05 April 1827

10 February 1912

West Ham

Aries

Marie StopesMarie Stopes

15 October 1880

02 October 1958

Edinburgh

Libra

William RamsayWilliam Ramsay

02 October 1852

23 July 1916

Glasgow

Libra

John VennJohn Venn

04 August 1834

04 April 1923

Kingston upon Hull

Leo

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

13 August 1819

01 February 1903

Skreen

Leo

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg

02 July 1862

10 March 1942

Wigton

Cancer

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin

26 June 1824

17 December 1907

Belfast, Ireland

Cancer

Charles Scott SherringtonCharles Scott Sherrington

27 November 1857

04 March 1952

Islington

Sagittarius

Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley

16 August 1821

26 January 1895

Richmond, Surrey, UK

Leo

Frederick SoddyFrederick Soddy

02 September 1877

22 September 1956

Eastbourne

Virgo

John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft

27 May 1897

18 September 1967

Todmorden

Gemini

Lor RayleighLord Rayleigh

12 November 1842

30 June 1919

Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, England

Scorpio

George Paget ThomsonGeorge Paget Thomson

03 May 1892

10 September 1975

Cambridge

Taurus

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston

01 September 1877

20 November 1945

Harborne, Birmingham

Virgo

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson

14 February 1869

15 November 1959

Midlothian, Scotland

Aquarius

Henry Hallett DaleHenry Hallett Dale

09 June 1875

23 July 1968

Islington

Gemini

Archibald HillArchibald Hill

26 September 1886

03 June 1977

Bristol

Libra

Edward Victor AppletonEdward Victor Appleton

06 September 1892

21 April 1965

Bradford

Virgo

Frederick Gowland HopkinsFrederick Gowland Hopkins

20 June 1861

16 May 1947

Eastbourne

Gemini

John James Rickard MacleodJohn James Rickard Macleod

06 September 1876

16 March 1935

Clunie, Perthshire, Scotland

Virgo

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson

26 April 1879

15 February 1959

Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

Taurus

Charles Glover BarklaCharles Glover Barkla

07 June 1877

23 October 1944

Widnes, Lancashire, England

Gemini

Henry FauldsHenry Faulds

01 June 1843

19 March 1930

Beith

Gemini

Norman HaworthNorman Haworth

19 March 1883

19 March 1950

Chorley, Lancashire, England

Pisces

Patrick BlackettPatrick Blackett

18 November 1897

13 July 1974

London, England

Scorpio

Arthur Harden Arthur Harden

12 October 1865

17 June 1940

Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Libra

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne

14 February 1896

21 September 1950

Kingston upon Hull

Aquarius

Ronald George Wreyford NorrishRonald George Wreyford Norrish

09 November 1897

07 June 1978

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Agnes ArberAgnes Arber

23 February 1879

22 March 1960

London

Pisces

Robert Robinson Robert Robinson

13 September 1886

08 February 1975

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Virgo

Sir William Lawrence BraggSir William Lawrence Bragg

31 March 1890

01 July 1971

North Adelaide, South Australia

Aries

J.B.S. HaldaneJ.B.S. Haldane

05 November 1892

01 December 1964

Oxford, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole

1832 AD

1916 AD

England

Alister HardyAlister Hardy

10 February 1896

22 May 1985

Nottingham

Aquarius

William Rowan HamiltonWilliam Rowan Hamilton

04 August 1805

02 September 1865

Dublin

Leo

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone

06 February 1802

19 October 1875

Gloucester

Aquarius

Joseph SwanJoseph Swan

31 October 1828

27 May 1914

Bishopwearmouth

Scorpio

William CrookesWilliam Crookes

17 June 1832

04 April 1919

London

Gemini

Oliver LodgeOliver Lodge

12 June 1851

22 August 1940

Penkhull

Gemini

John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming

29 November 1849

18 April 1945

Lancaster

Sagittarius

Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker

30 June 1817

10 December 1911

Halesworth

Cancer

George DarwinGeorge Darwin

09 July 1845

07 December 1912

Down House

Cancer

William John Macquorn RankineWilliam John Macquorn Rankine

05 July 1820

24 December 1872

Edinburgh

Cancer

Osborne ReynoldsOsborne Reynolds

23 August 1842

21 February 1912

Belfast

Leo

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy

27 July 1801

02 January 1892

Alnwick

Leo

Arthur HolmesArthur Holmes

14 January 1890

20 September 1965

Gateshead

Capricorn

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor

07 March 1886

27 June 1975

St John's Wood

Pisces

Charles Howard HintonCharles Howard Hinton

1853 AD

30 April 1907

England

Francis DarwinFrancis Darwin

16 August 1848

19 September 1925

Down House

Leo

James Joseph SylvesterJames Joseph Sylvester

03 September 1814

15 March 1897

London

Virgo

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount CherwellFrederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell

05 April 1886

03 July 1957

Baden-Baden

Aries

George Johnstone StoneyGeorge Johnstone Stoney

15 February 1826

05 July 1911

County Offaly

Aquarius

Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson

11 October 1881

30 September 1953

Newcastle upon Tyne

Libra

John Edensor LittlewoodJohn Edensor Littlewood

09 June 1885

06 September 1977

Rochester

Gemini

James Hopwood JeansJames Hopwood Jeans

11 September 1877

16 September 1946

Ormskirk

Virgo

William Parsons, 3rd Earl of RosseWilliam Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

17 June 1800

31 October 1867

York

Gemini

John Couch AdamsJohn Couch Adams

05 June 1819

21 January 1892

Laneast

Gemini

Charles Galton DarwinCharles Galton Darwin

18 December 1887

31 December 1962

Cambridge

Sagittarius

Patrick Blackett, Baron BlackettPatrick Blackett, Baron Blackett

18 November 1897

13 July 1974

Kensington

Scorpio

Alexander John EllisAlexander John Ellis

14 June 1814

28 October 1890

Hoxton, Middlesex

Gemini

Joseph John ThomsonJoseph John Thomson

18 December 1856

30 August 1940

Manchester

Sagittarius

John William StruttJohn William Strutt

12 November 1842

30 June 1919

Maldon

Scorpio

William EmersonWilliam Emerson

03 December 1843

26 December 1924

Sagittarius

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