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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 171,448 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Francis William Aston is the 49th most popular chemist (down from 48th in 2019), the 353rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 395th in 2019) and the 7th 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 49 out of 509Before him are Victor Grignard, Theodor Svedberg, William Crookes, Gerty Cori, Paul Karrer, and Joseph Black. After him are Tu Youyou, Julius Lothar Meyer, Paul Sabatier, Fritz Pregl, Adolf Butenandt, and Hans Fischer.

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Among people born in 1877, Francis William Aston ranks 7Before him are Hermann Hesse, Isadora Duncan, Hjalmar Schacht, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, and Frederick Soddy. After him are Joan Gamper, Charles Glover Barkla, Muhammad Iqbal, Louis Renault, Edgar Cayce, and Raoul Dufy. Among people deceased in 1945, Francis William Aston ranks 37Before him are Friedrich Fromm, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Pierre Laval, Emil Hácha, Ernst Busch, and Robert Ley. After him are Hans Krebs, Oskar Dirlewanger, Roland Freisler, Hans Fischer, Josef Kramer, and Wilhelm Burgdorf.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis William Aston ranks 353 out of 7,765Before him are John Galsworthy (1867), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Richard Attenborough (1923), Colin Firth (1960), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), and Malcolm McDowell (1943). After him are Ronald Coase (1910), Æthelflæd (869), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Oswald Mosley (1896), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), and John Bowlby (1907).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Francis William Aston ranks 7Before him are John Dalton (1766), Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Sanger (1918), Frederick Soddy (1877), and William Crookes (1832). After him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), John Newlands (1837), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Robert Robinson (1886), and James Dewar (1842).