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William Watson

1715 - 1787

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Sir William Watson, FRS (3 April 1715 – 10 May 1787) was a British physician and scientist who was born and died in London. His early work was in botany, and he helped to introduce the work of Carolus Linnaeus into England. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1741 and vice president in 1772. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Watson has received more than 29,216 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. William Watson is the 397th most popular physicist (down from 358th in 2019), the 1,652nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,400th in 2019) and the 47th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, William Watson ranks 397 out of 717Before him are Duncan Haldane, Hendrik Casimir, Leonard Susskind, Jacob Bekenstein, Christopher Polhem, and Hantaro Nagaoka. After him are Georgy Flyorov, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Victor Weisskopf, John Kerr, Hagen Kleinert, and Johann Heinrich Schulze.

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Among people born in 1715, William Watson ranks 9Before him are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Robert-François Damiens, Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, Georg Christoph Wagenseil, and Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau. After him are Dorothea Erxleben, Charles, Prince of Soubise, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, Pierre Charles Le Monnier, Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, and Johann Gottlob Leidenfrost. Among people deceased in 1787, William Watson ranks 12Before him are Carl Friedrich Abel, Louise of France, Şahin Giray, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Pompeo Batoni, and Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau. After him are Johann Karl August Musäus, Charles, Prince of Soubise, Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe, Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, and Thomas Gage.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Watson ranks 1,652 out of 7,765Before him are John Mandeville (1300), David Moyes (1963), John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713), Dunstan (909), Herbert James Draper (1863), and Vera Brittain (1893). After him are Arnold Toynbee (1852), Sandford Fleming (1827), Thomas Gray (1716), Eric Campbell (1880), Harriet Martineau (1802), and Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1859).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Watson ranks 47Before him are Stephen Hales (1677), John Stewart Bell (1928), James Jeans (1877), William Sturgeon (1783), John Henry Poynting (1852), and Duncan Haldane (1951). After him are John Kerr (1824), Louis Harold Gray (1905), John Dollond (1706), G. M. B. Dobson (1889), William Robert Grove (1811), and Charles Galton Darwin (1887).