Henry Moseley

1887 - 1915

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Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (; 23 November 1887 – 10 August 1915) was an English physicist, whose contribution to the science of physics was the justification from physical laws of the previous empirical and chemical concept of the atomic number. This stemmed from his development of Moseley's law in X-ray spectra. Moseley's law advanced atomic physics, nuclear physics and quantum physics by providing the first experimental evidence in favour of Niels Bohr's theory, aside from the hydrogen atom spectrum which the Bohr theory was designed to reproduce. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Moseley has received more than 1,004,100 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Henry Moseley is the 117th most popular physicist (up from 178th in 2019), the 373rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 488th in 2019) and the 19th most popular British Physicist.

Henry Moseley is most famous for his discovery of the atomic number of elements. He also discovered that the atomic number is the same as the number of protons in an atom.

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Among physicists, Henry Moseley ranks 117 out of 721Before him are John Bardeen, Arno Allan Penzias, Igor Tamm, Kip Thorne, Auguste Piccard, and Felix Bloch. After him are Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, Thomas Young, Walther Bothe, Josiah Willard Gibbs, and J. Hans D. Jensen.

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Among people born in 1887, Henry Moseley ranks 22Before him are Jozef Tiso, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Nikolai Vavilov, Juan Gris, Chūichi Nagumo, and Saint-John Perse. After him are Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Felix Yusupov, Georg Trakl, Ruth Benedict, and Kurt Schwitters. Among people deceased in 1915, Henry Moseley ranks 5Before him are Alois Alzheimer, Alexander Scriabin, Frederick Winslow Taylor, and Paul Ehrlich. After him are Ellen G. White, Porfirio Díaz, Jean-Henri Fabre, Sergei Witte, Wilhelm Windelband, Clara Immerwahr, and Sergei Taneyev.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Moseley ranks 373 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Edwards (1925), John Knox (1514), Edmund I (921), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), and William Godwin (1756). After him are Thomas Carlyle (1795), Henry Fox Talbot (1800), George Eliot (1819), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Ian Gillan (1945), and D. H. Lawrence (1885).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Henry Moseley ranks 19Before him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Peter Higgs (1929), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), and C. F. Powell (1903). After him are Thomas Young (1773), George Paget Thomson (1892), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Roger Penrose (1931), William Shockley (1910), and David Brewster (1781).