Frederick Soddy

1877 - 1956

Frederick Soddy

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Soddy has received more than 178,393 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 54th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Frederick Soddy ranks 54 out of 473Before him are William Crookes, Richard Willstätter, Hans Fischer, Theodor Svedberg, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, and Tu Youyou. After him are Adolf Butenandt, Hermann Staudinger, Claude Louis Berthollet, Leopold Ružička, Melvin Calvin, and Odd Hassel.

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Among people born in 1877, Frederick Soddy ranks 9Before him are Hjalmar Schacht, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, Charles Glover Barkla, G. H. Hardy, and Joan Gamper. After him are Francis William Aston, Edgar Cayce, Muhammad Iqbal, Louis Renault, Heinrich Otto Wieland, and Said Nursî. Among people deceased in 1956, Frederick Soddy ranks 11Before him are B. R. Ambedkar, Jules Rimet, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, and Alfred Kinsey. After him are Robert Walser, Bela Lugosi, Alexander Rodchenko, Lucien Febvre, A. A. Milne, and Juho Kusti Paasikivi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Soddy ranks 344 out of 5,347Before him are Syd Barrett (1946), David II of Scotland (1324), Angela Lansbury (1925), John Everett Millais (1829), George Michael (1963), and John Knox (1514). After him are Ælla of Northumbria (800), William Wordsworth (1770), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Enid Blyton (1897), John Bowlby (1907), and Ian McShane (1942).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Frederick Soddy ranks 7Before him are John Dalton (1766), Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Sanger (1918), Arthur Harden (1865), and William Crookes (1832). After him are Francis William Aston (1877), Norman Haworth (1883), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), John Macleod (1876), and James Dewar (1842).