Frederick Soddy

1877 - 1956

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Frederick Soddy FRS (2 September 1877 – 22 September 1956) was an English radiochemist who explained, with Ernest Rutherford, that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions. He also proved the existence of isotopes of certain radioactive elements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Soddy has received more than 219,648 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Frederick Soddy is the 36th most popular chemist (up from 54th in 2019), the 320th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 344th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Chemist.

Frederick Soddy is most famous for his discovery of isotopes and his work on the periodic table.

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Among chemists, Frederick Soddy ranks 36 out of 510Before him are Adolf von Baeyer, Henri Moissan, Otto Wallach, Tu Youyou, Ilya Prigogine, and August Kekulé. After him are Henrik Dam, Carl Bosch, Frederick Sanger, Hans Adolf Krebs, William Crookes, and Robert Bunsen.

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Among people born in 1877, Frederick Soddy ranks 7Before him are Hermann Hesse, Isadora Duncan, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Hjalmar Schacht, Wilhelm Frick, and G. H. Hardy. After him are Charles Glover Barkla, Edgar Cayce, Muhammad Iqbal, Francis William Aston, Joan Gamper, and Louis Renault. Among people deceased in 1956, Frederick Soddy ranks 10Before him are Konstantin von Neurath, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Jules Rimet, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, and B. R. Ambedkar. After him are Alfred Kinsey, Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Walser, Lucien Febvre, Bela Lugosi, and Konstantin Päts.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Soddy ranks 320 out of 6,924Before him are Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), David II of Scotland (1324), George Everest (1790), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), and Bernie Ecclestone (1930). After him are Thomas Gainsborough (1727), William Petty (1623), Percy Fawcett (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), William Henry Bragg (1862), and Mary Read (1695).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Frederick Soddy ranks 4Before him are John Dalton (1766), Humphry Davy (1778), and William Ramsay (1852). After him are Frederick Sanger (1918), William Crookes (1832), Arthur Harden (1865), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875).