William Henry Bragg

1862 - 1942

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Sir William Henry Bragg (2 July 1862 – 12 March 1942) was an English physicist, chemist, mathematician, and active sportsman who uniquely shared a Nobel Prize with his son Lawrence Bragg – the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics: "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays". The mineral Braggite is named after him and his son. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Henry Bragg has received more than 303,970 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). William Henry Bragg is the 95th most popular physicist (down from 88th in 2019), the 325th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Physicist.

William Henry Bragg is most famous for his work with his son, William Lawrence Bragg, in developing the X-ray crystallography technique.

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Among physicists, William Henry Bragg ranks 95 out of 721Before him are Aage Bohr, Carl David Anderson, Peter Debye, Gabriel Lippmann, Ernst Abbe, and Ernst Ruska. After him are Barry Barish, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Glover Barkla, Anders Jonas Ångström, Hippolyte Fizeau, and Pavel Cherenkov.

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Among people born in 1862, William Henry Bragg ranks 11Before him are Philipp Lenard, O. Henry, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, and Joseph Merrick. After him are Allvar Gullstrand, Hilma af Klint, J. Bruce Ismay, Pyotr Stolypin, Victoria of Baden, and Niko Pirosmani. Among people deceased in 1942, William Henry Bragg ranks 14Before him are José Raúl Capablanca, William G. Morgan, Anton Drexler, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Robert Bosch, and Franz Boas. After him are Walther von Reichenau, Fritz Todt, Richard Willstätter, Sabina Spielrein, Hans-Joachim Marseille, and François Darlan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Henry Bragg ranks 325 out of 6,924Before him are Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Frederick Soddy (1877), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), William Petty (1623), Percy Fawcett (1867), and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828). After him are Mary Read (1695), Alexander Pope (1688), John Ruskin (1819), Frederick Sanger (1918), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), and Ken Follett (1949).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Henry Bragg ranks 16Before him are James Chadwick (1891), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Peter Higgs (1929), and Owen Willans Richardson (1879). After him are Charles Glover Barkla (1877), C. F. Powell (1903), Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Young (1773), George Paget Thomson (1892), and Edward Victor Appleton (1892).