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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 338,709 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). William Henry Bragg is the 96th most popular physicist (down from 95th in 2019), the 301st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 325th in 2019) and the 18th 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 96 out of 717Before him are Paul Langevin, Arthur Compton, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Dennis Gabor, James Franck, and Manne Siegbahn. After him are Edward Teller, Walther Bothe, C. V. Raman, Joseph Henry, Hippolyte Fizeau, and Alfred Kastler.

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Among people born in 1862, William Henry Bragg ranks 9Before him are Maurice Maeterlinck, David Hilbert, Philipp Lenard, Arthur Schnitzler, Gerhart Hauptmann, and O. Henry. After him are Allvar Gullstrand, Aristide Briand, Victoria of Baden, Pyotr Stolypin, Niko Pirosmani, and Joseph Merrick. Among people deceased in 1942, William Henry Bragg ranks 11Before him are Edith Stein, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anton Drexler, José Raúl Capablanca, Robert Musil, and Jean Baptiste Perrin. After him are Robert Bosch, William G. Morgan, Walther von Reichenau, Fritz Todt, Franz Boas, and Richard Willstätter.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Henry Bragg ranks 301 out of 7,765Before him are Harold Macmillan (1894), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Suchet (1946), Thomas Becket (1119), Richard Cromwell (1626), and Frederick Sanger (1918). After him are Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Richard Trevithick (1771), Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885), Peter Ustinov (1921), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), and Halford Mackinder (1861).

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Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Henry Bragg ranks 18Before him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Roger Penrose (1931), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and Peter Higgs (1929). After him are Henry Moseley (1887), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), George Paget Thomson (1892), C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), and William Shockley (1910).