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This month in Science History – Scientists born in February!

Team StoryWeavers|November 17, 2020, 13:13 IST| 75

Science is constantly evolving, helping us understand the world better. Throughout history, some of the greatest inventors and scientists were born in the month of February. Their contributions to the field of science have changed the way we understand and perceive the world today. But most importantly, they inspire us to work hard, question more and trust our instincts in order to reach our goals, just like they did!

Here are a few famous scientists born in the month of February!

Emilio Segrè

Born: 1st Feb 1905

Profession: A physicist

Honours: Nobel Prize in Physics

Known for: Discovering the antiproton, a subatomic antiparticle, and the elements technetium and astatine

Dmitri Mendeleev 

Born: 8th Feb 1834

Profession: A chemist and an inventor

Honours: Davy Award, Copley Medal and Demidov Prize

Known for: Discovering the Periodic Law and creating the periodic table by arranging the elements according to their atomic weights

Beulah Louise Henry 

Born: 11th Feb 1887

Profession: A scientist and an inventor

Honours: Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Known for: Nicknamed as ‘Lady Edison’, her inventions include a bobbin-free sewing machine and a vacuum ice cream freezer

Galileo Galilei 

Born: 15th Feb 1564

Profession: Astronomer, scientist, engineer, and a mathematician

Honours: He did not win any awards during his lifetime. He spent much of his career as a scientist being persecuted by the Catholic Church for his beliefs.

Known for:  Recognised as the “Father of observational astronomy”, the “Father of modern physics”, the “Father of the scientific method”, and the “Father of modern science”, he is known for discovering Jupiter’s four moons, advancing telescope technology, heliocentrism and kinematics

Mary Anderson 

Born: 19th Feb 1866

Profession: A real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist, and an inventor

Honours: inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Known for: Inventing the windshield wiper blade that helps remove rain, snow, ice and debris from a windscreen or windshield

Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar 

Born: 21th Feb 1894

Profession: A colloid chemist, an academic, and scientific administrator.

Honours: Padma Bhushan, Knight Bachelor, Fellow of the Royal Society Award and most excellent Order of the British Empire Medal

Known for: Revered as the ‘Father of research laboratories’ for promoting scientific research during the industrial revolution in independent India, he made significant contributions to the field of magneto-chemistry

So whom do you share your birthday with? Do tell us about your favorite scientists and how they have inspired you.

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Vardaan Pahariya

April 22, 2020

My birthday is on 29th February 2008.?????

Naishaa Yadav

March 9, 2020

I cannot believe a lot of them are born in February ???? thanks for the mail???

Sony Kaloni

January 25, 2020

I am also born in 8 February 2001…. And i hope after few years later I am also become a science in the field of chemistry ?????

Nikeeta Raut

November 4, 2019

My birthday is on 14th February just a day before Galileo???


July 4, 2019

i celebrate my bithday with galileo galilei . which is on 15 of february??????????

Swastika Mridha

April 22, 2019

I want to share my birthday with Emilio Segré, bcuz my birthday is 1st February.?


April 3, 2019

Wow! That was a valuable information. Even i was born on 19th February and also my ambition is to become an scientist since childhood

Aaqueeb Pinjari

March 19, 2019

Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar


March 10, 2019

Thanks for giving informative things


March 9, 2019

Fav scientist

Sri Lakshmi

March 8, 2019

Thanks this wonderful message

Lalatendu Das

March 8, 2019

My birthday comes in 15 February
I share my birthday with Galileo Galelei


March 8, 2019

Wow! it’s interesting.. yes..??
I like it .. thank u so much for this
Most valuable information.. .??


March 8, 2019

Wow! it’s interesting..???
I like it..? thank u so much for this
Valuable information.. ???

Pranjal Jaiswal

March 8, 2019

Thankyou for valuable information
I don’t no the birthday of scientists
It is interesting fact


March 6, 2019

Thanks for the great information to know mee thank you so much

Tushar bajaj

March 5, 2019

I also born on 15th Feb When Galileo Galileo born

shruti gurav

March 4, 2019

Dr. Shanti Swarup bhatnagar


March 3, 2019

Thanx for the info. ??


March 3, 2019

thanks for such a valuable information. l will share with Dimitri mandelev because he invented most important periodic table???


March 2, 2019

NICE INFO..My birth date doesn’t matter with any but my name does??(Dr.Shanti Setup Bhatnagar


March 2, 2019

I m a leap year baby 29th feb, none of the scientist match with my birthdate…..sad….. thx for sharing the info


March 2, 2019

Thanks for giving such valuable information. It is very helpfull to others.

Haripreeth Renjith

March 1, 2019

Thanks for telling the man of the periodic table Dmitri Mendeleev’s (one of my favourite scientists a close second to Albert Einstein)birthday is on February 8.

Hoysala S

March 1, 2019

I share my birthday with great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Harsh Yadav

March 1, 2019

Thanks for this precious and valuable information


March 1, 2019

I was born of Galileo Galilei’s birthday


March 1, 2019

Dr. Shanti swarup Bhatnagar


March 1, 2019

Salute scientists as if you were
not there the world would not have
been how it is now… Your brains
are extra talented and you are our
Great Role models who inspire us every
minute… Happy birthday Scientists
Though I don’t share my birthday with
any of the scientists I feel proud of them.
As they were born in the same mud as mine…

Arya Kapleshwari

February 28, 2019

Thanks for information but I am born on
9th of July….so I am not fitting in your


February 28, 2019

Interesting….. Thx byju for such informative information ?? well.. I like most GALILEO GALILIE b’coz he invented telescope and discover the 4 moons of Jupiter.? Love u byju’s


February 28, 2019

Thank you BYJU’S for such a wonderful and mesmerizing information about art and craft..!!!

Thank you BYJU’S….!!!

Akash Lodhi

February 28, 2019

Thanks for a valuable give information

Sraddha Varanasi

February 28, 2019

Ha.. thanks a lot for this info… really very
Very informative and interesting.. actually the
This is the thing that many are not aware
With….pls keep doing such things



February 28, 2019

Feb 1 2004 : Emilio Segrè

Daya T S

February 28, 2019

Thanks for the valuable information ☺??


February 28, 2019

Such a good and valuable information

Gaurav Tiwari

February 28, 2019

Thanks for this knowledge. Thanks again

Gaurav Tiwari

February 28, 2019

Thanks for this knowledge

Preom das

February 28, 2019

Thank you! for giving such intresting info.

Nishchay singh Mehra

February 28, 2019

Waw very nice information

My birthday is also 21 February 2006?
My name is Nishchay Singh Mehra


February 28, 2019

I knew it before only

Harsimran Khattra

February 28, 2019

Thanks for giving us this valuable knowledge..well my favorite is mendleeve


February 28, 2019

My favorite scientist is Emilio segre
Because the invented antiportion

Yash Upadhyay

February 28, 2019

Galileo galilei

Mohammad Raashid

February 28, 2019

Thanks for this valuable information that my favorite scientist Galileo was born in February.

Priyanshi Beniwal

February 28, 2019

Happy birthday to our scientists and thanks for this valuable information


February 28, 2019

I love byjus

ANU pretty

February 28, 2019

thanks for this valuable information…thanks to Byju’s

Manimoy chakraborty

February 28, 2019

My birthday is on 27th february i have seen no scientist was born on that day my wish is to bring a future scientist on that day.

anjum hasan

February 28, 2019

Wow!Galileo and Mendeleev! February born

Vismaya S N

February 28, 2019

Proud to know about science and scientists

Gaurav Bhavsar

February 28, 2019

Thanks for giving this river of knowledge…


February 28, 2019

Thanks for giving this river of knowledge….


February 28, 2019

It is an interesting article. This is an inspiration to us. It is very useful.


February 27, 2019

Great to know that India is not a laggard in science and technology.

Sneha Upadhyay

February 27, 2019

Thanks for this valuable information but
I am born in November

Shreya Sahay

February 27, 2019

Happy birthday, Scientists!
Thankyou for sharing this information.


February 27, 2019

Thank u for the informaton but I am born in June month

Charu priya

February 27, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful message given to me and my family members.I got the clear explanation about our scientist

Harshika Saxena

February 27, 2019

Thanks for sharing such a amazing stuff


February 27, 2019

Very interesting topic thank you so much for the information

Shubhan Mehrotra

February 27, 2019

All hail Dmitri ?

Arya Shetty

February 27, 2019

I share my birthday with Galileo Galilei


February 27, 2019

My birth day is in 2nd February


February 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the information .
Galileo galilie one of the most successful scientist was brutally hanged by the church was really heart breaking .


February 27, 2019

Thanks for such a valuable information


February 27, 2019

It’s cool. Then thanks for informative thing


February 27, 2019

Thanx 4 such a valuabl info


February 27, 2019

Thanks for such a valuable information.


February 27, 2019

Well! Thanks for this valuable information. I
Was not knowing that Galileo was born in February.??
It’s an interesting fact.?? My favourite is Galileo Galileo
Because he invented telescope.???


February 27, 2019

Dr.Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar


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