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List of famous British scientists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Science has been a driving force behind the evolution of the modern world. The hard work and dedication of scientists have led to the evolution of sophisticated automobiles and better medical facilities. Scientists belonging to countries like Britain have made immense contributions in the fields of physics and biology. Charles Darwin is one such genius belonging to the nation who proposed the famous theory which tried to explore the reasons behind the birth and evolution of living organisms. British physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton revolutionized the field of science through his incredible discoveries such as the ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’ and others. Compiling a list of British scientists and their contributions towards science would seem to be never ending. J.J Thompson, Michael Faraday, Malcolm Brenner and Ralph Benjamin are a few other prominent scientists produced by the country. Some of the discoveries and inventions of these scientists have even inspired many people to embrace science as a career. Many British scientists have been honored on quite a few occasions for their splendid work. We present to you a collection of biographies of popular scientists belonging to Britain. Discover their life stories, and interesting trivia & facts related to their lives in this section.
George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

08 December 1864

Lincoln

Scorpio

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking

08 January 1942

Oxford

Capricorn

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton

25 December 1642

20 March 1727

Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

Capricorn

Alan TuringAlan Turing

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

Cancer

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

Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins

26 March 1941

Nairobi

Aries

Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners-Lee

08 June 1955

London

Gemini

Michael FaradayMichael Faraday

22 September 1791

25 August 1867

Newington Butts

Virgo

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage

26 December 1791

18 October 1871

London

Capricorn

John DaltonJohn Dalton

06 September 1766

27 July 1844

Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England

Virgo

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

Robert HookeRobert Hooke

28 July 1635

03 March 1703

Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Leo

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming

06 August 1881

11 March 1955

Lochfield, Ayrshire, Scotland

Leo

Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin

25 July 1920

16 April 1958

Notting Hill

Leo

Francis CrickFrancis Crick

08 June 1916

28 July 2004

Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England, UK

Gemini

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace

08 January 1823

07 November 1913

Llanbadoc

Capricorn

Paul DiracPaul Dirac

08 August 1902

20 October 1984

Bristol

Leo

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

Humphry DavyHumphry Davy

17 December 1778

29 May 1829

Penzance

Sagittarius

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley

24 March 1733

06 February 1804

Birstall

Aries

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

Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

22 February 1875

Angus

Scorpio

Frederick SangerFrederick Sanger

13 August 1918

19 November 2013

Rendcomb

Leo

Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish

10 October 1731

24 February 1810

Nice

Libra

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

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

14 January 1742

Haggerston, Shoreditch, London, England

Scorpio

Maurice Hugh Frederick WilkinsMaurice Wilkins

15 December 1916

05 October 2004

Pongaroa, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Sagittarius

Antony HewishAntony Hewish

11 May 1924

Fowey, Cornwall, England

Taurus

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington

28 December 1882

22 November 1944

Kendal

Capricorn

Dorothy HodgkinDorothy Hodgkin

12 May 1910

29 July 1994

Cairo

Taurus

Joseph ListerJoseph Lister

05 April 1827

10 February 1912

West Ham

Aries

Marie StopesMarie Stopes

15 October 1880

02 October 1958

Edinburgh

Libra

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks

24 February 1743

19 June 1820

London

Pisces

William RamsayWilliam Ramsay

02 October 1852

23 July 1916

Glasgow

Libra

John VennJohn Venn

04 August 1834

04 April 1923

Kingston upon Hull

Leo

Robert WinstonRobert Winston

15 July 1940

London, England

Cancer

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

Peter Brian Medwar Peter Medawar

28 February 1915

02 October 1987

Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pisces

Andrew Fielding HuxleyAndrew Huxley

22 November 1917

30 May 2012

Hampstead, London, England

Scorpio

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 E. WalkerJohn E. Walker

07 January 1941

United Kingdom

Capricorn

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

Martin RyleMartin Ryle

27 September 1918

14 October 1984

Brighton

Libra

Aaron KlugAaron Klug

11 August 1926

Lithuania

Leo

Brian JosephsonBrian Josephson

04 January 1940

Cardiff

Capricorn

Max Ferdinand Perutz Max Perutz

19 May 1914

06 February 2002

Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Taurus

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston

01 September 1877

20 November 1945

Harborne, Birmingham

Virgo

Alan Lloyd HodgkinAlan Lloyd Hodgkin

05 February 1914

20 December 1998

Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Aquarius

William GilbertWilliam Gilbert

24 May 1544

30 November 1603

Colchester

Gemini

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson

14 February 1869

15 November 1959

Midlothian, Scotland

Aquarius

Richard J. RobertsRichard J. Roberts

06 September 1943

Derby, England,

Virgo

Nevill Francis Mott Nevill Francis Mott

30 September 1905

08 August 1996

Leeds, England

Libra

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

Robert BrownRobert Brown

21 December 1773

10 June 1858

Montrose

Sagittarius

John KendrewJohn Kendrew

24 March 1917

23 August 1997

Oxford, United Kingdom

Aries

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson

26 April 1879

15 February 1959

Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

Taurus

Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson

14 July 1921

26 September 1996

Todmorden, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Cancer

Cecil Frank Powell C. F. Powell

05 December 1903

09 August 1969

Tonbridge

Sagittarius

Charles Glover BarklaCharles Glover Barkla

07 June 1877

23 October 1944

Widnes, Lancashire, England

Gemini

Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton

08 September 1918

16 March 1998

Gravesend, Kent, England

Virgo

Henry FauldsHenry Faulds

01 June 1843

19 March 1930

Beith

Gemini

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

13 October 1866

Kingston on Soar

Aquarius

Peter MitchellPeter Mitchell

22 September 1920

10 April 1992

Mitcham, Surrey, England

Virgo

Norman HaworthNorman Haworth

19 March 1883

19 March 1950

Chorley, Lancashire, England

Pisces

Richard Laurence Millington Synge Richard Laurence Millington Synge

28 October 1914

18 August 1994

Liverpool, England

Scorpio

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

Janet Lane-ClayponJanet Lane-Claypon

03 February 1877

17 July 1967

Lincolnshire

Aquarius

Cyril ClarkeCyril Clarke

22 September 1907

21 November 2000

England

Virgo

Sir John Robert VaneJohn R. Vane

29 March 1927

19 November 2004

Tardebigge, Worcestershire

Aries

Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin

01 March 1910

28 July 2002

London, England

Pisces

Sir Bernard KatzSir Bernard Katz

26 March 1911

20 April 2003

Leipzig, Germany

Aries

Rodney R. PorterRodney R. Porter

08 October 1917

06 September 1985

Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom

Libra

Sir William Lawrence BraggSir William Lawrence Bragg

31 March 1890

01 July 1971

North Adelaide, South Australia

Aries

Sir James W. BlackSir James W. Black

14 June 1924

22 March 2010

Uddingston, United Kingdom

Gemini

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

05 November 1892

01 December 1964

Oxford, United Kingdom

Scorpio

John A PopleJohn A Pople

31 October 1925

15 March 2004

Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Scorpio

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