Francis William Aston

1877 - 1945

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Francis William Aston FRS (1 September 1877 – 20 November 1945) was a British chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes in many non-radioactive elements and for his enunciation of the whole number rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis William Aston has received more than 152,402 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Francis William Aston is the 48th most popular chemist (up from 62nd in 2019), the 396th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 359th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Chemist.

Francis William Aston was a British chemist who is most famous for his discovery of isotopes.

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Among chemists, Francis William Aston ranks 48 out of 510Before him are Robert Bunsen, Joseph Black, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Paul Sabatier, Victor Grignard, and Arthur Harden. After him are Alfred Werner, Richard Willstätter, Paul Karrer, Claude Louis Berthollet, Hermann Staudinger, and Gertrude B. Elion.

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Among people born in 1877, Francis William Aston ranks 11Before him are Wilhelm Frick, G. H. Hardy, Frederick Soddy, Charles Glover Barkla, Edgar Cayce, and Muhammad Iqbal. After him are Joan Gamper, Louis Renault, Raoul Dufy, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Kees van Dongen, and Said Nursî. Among people deceased in 1945, Francis William Aston ranks 42Before him are Theodore Dreiser, Roland Freisler, Friedrich Fromm, Robert Ley, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, and Josef Kramer. After him are Oskar Dirlewanger, Käthe Kollwitz, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Emil Hácha, Robert Ritter von Greim, and Tadamichi Kuribayashi.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis William Aston ranks 396 out of 6,924Before him are Æthelred the Unready (968), Bobby Charlton (1937), Richard Wright (1943), William Laud (1573), Philip Larkin (1922), and Henry Hudson (1570). After him are Rudolf Abel (1903), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Angus Young (1955), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), and Frank Whittle (1907).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Francis William Aston ranks 8Before him are Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Soddy (1877), Frederick Sanger (1918), William Crookes (1832), and Arthur Harden (1865). After him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Harry Kroto (1939), and William Hyde Wollaston (1766).