William Henry Bragg

1862 - 1942

William Henry Bragg

Sir William Henry Bragg (2 July 1862 – 12 March 1942) was a British 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 231,582 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 88th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, William Henry Bragg ranks 88 out of 659Before him are Victor Francis Hess, Edward Teller, John Bardeen, Owen Willans Richardson, Rudolf Clausius, and Clinton Davisson. After him are Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Arthur Compton, Albert A. Michelson, Arnold Sommerfeld, and C. F. Powell.

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Among people born in 1862, William Henry Bragg ranks 6Before him are Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, Maurice Maeterlinck, David Hilbert, and Philipp Lenard. After him are Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, O. Henry, Joseph Merrick, and Pyotr Stolypin. Among people deceased in 1942, William Henry Bragg ranks 9Before him are Janusz Korczak, Robert Musil, Edith Stein, Bronisław Malinowski, José Raúl Capablanca, and Jean Baptiste Perrin. After him are Anton Drexler, Robert Bosch, William G. Morgan, Franz Boas, Richard Willstätter, and Fritz Todt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Henry Bragg ranks 233 out of 5,347Before him are Francis Galton (1822), James George Frazer (1854), Bede (672), Andrew Carnegie (1835), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), and Ben Kingsley (1943). After him are Anne Brontë (1820), Richard Cromwell (1626), William Morris (1834), Henry I of England (1068), John Constable (1776), and Arthur Henderson (1863).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Henry Bragg ranks 17Before him are James Chadwick (1891), William Gilbert (1544), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), and Owen Willans Richardson (1879). After him are C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), George Paget Thomson (1892), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Roger Penrose (1931), and William Shockley (1910).