C. P. Snow

1905 - 1980

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Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, (15 October 1905 – 1 July 1980) was an English novelist and physical chemist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. P. Snow has received more than 386,594 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). C. P. Snow is the 532nd most popular physicist (down from 519th in 2019), the 2,582nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,369th in 2019) and the 66th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, C. P. Snow ranks 532 out of 721Before him are Robert H. Dicke, Michael Green, Gordon Gould, Ferdinand Monoyer, Yuri Orlov, and Sumio Iijima. After him are José Celestino Mutis, John Hopkinson, Emil Warburg, Alfred Perot, Robert Mills, and Charles Kittel.

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Among people born in 1905, C. P. Snow ranks 184Before him are Floyd Gottfredson, Fumiko Enchi, Bernt Evensen, Helen Wills, Mohammad Hidayatullah, and Mario Varglien. After him are Araken Patusca, Giuseppe Cavanna, John Lyng, Anton Ackermann, Juan O'Gorman, and Joel McCrea. Among people deceased in 1980, C. P. Snow ranks 154Before him are Richard Chase, Alberto Demicheli, Marian Spychalski, Pyotr Masherov, George Raft, and Marcel Langiller. After him are Boun Oum, Arend Heyting, Ahmad Shukeiri, Boris Kaufman, Rafael Paasio, and Rostislav Alexeyev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, C. P. Snow ranks 2,582 out of 6,924Before him are Paul Johnson (1928), Philip Jackson (1948), Christopher Hill (1912), Julian Sands (1958), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), and Minette Walters (1949). After him are Frederick W. Lanchester (1868), Allan Ramsay (1713), David Frost (1939), Reginald Punnett (1875), Donald Moffat (1930), and Arthur Gore (1868).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, C. P. Snow ranks 66Before him are Ralph H. Fowler (1889), John Robison (1739), Paul Davies (1946), James David Forbes (1809), William Edward Ayrton (1847), and Michael Green (1946). After him are John Hopkinson (1849), Sergey Kapitsa (1928), William Astbury (1898), Michael Berry (1941), John Lennard-Jones (1894), and Brandon Carter (1942).