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This month in Science History – Scientists born in February!

Team StoryWeavers|February 27, 2019| 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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Muskaan

February 27, 2019

Dr.Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar


Shailja

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.???


Rahi

February 27, 2019

Thanks for such a valuable information.


Anas

February 27, 2019

Thanx 4 such a valuabl info


Sowmiya

February 27, 2019

It’s cool. Then thanks for informative thing


Snigdha

February 27, 2019

Thanks for such a valuable information


DRISHYA

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 .


Soumyajit

February 27, 2019

My birth day is in 2nd February


Arya Shetty

February 27, 2019

I share my birthday with Galileo Galilei


Shubhan Mehrotra

February 27, 2019

All hail Dmitri ?


Thejesh

February 27, 2019

Very interesting topic thank you so much for the information


Harshika Saxena

February 27, 2019

Thanks for sharing such a amazing stuff


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


Shreya

February 27, 2019

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


Shreya Sahay

February 27, 2019

Happy birthday, Scientists!
Thankyou for sharing this information.


Sneha Upadhyay

February 27, 2019

Thanks for this valuable information but
I am born in November


Pritideep

February 27, 2019

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


Dharanish

February 28, 2019

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


Gaurav

February 28, 2019

Thanks for giving this river of knowledge….


Gaurav Bhavsar

February 28, 2019

Thanks for giving this river of knowledge…


Vismaya S N

February 28, 2019

Proud to know about science and scientists


anjum hasan

February 28, 2019

Wow!Galileo and Mendeleev! February born


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.


ANU pretty

February 28, 2019

thanks for this valuable information…thanks to Byju’s


Nagaraj.H

February 28, 2019

I love byjus


Priyanshi Beniwal

February 28, 2019

Happy birthday to our scientists and thanks for this valuable information


Mohammad Raashid

February 28, 2019

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


Yash Upadhyay

February 28, 2019

Galileo galilei


Farhan

February 28, 2019

My favorite scientist is Emilio segre
Because the invented antiportion


Harsimran Khattra

February 28, 2019

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


Pranitha

February 28, 2019

I knew it before only


Nishchay singh Mehra

February 28, 2019

Waw very nice information

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


Preom das

February 28, 2019

Thank you! for giving such intresting info.


Gaurav Tiwari

February 28, 2019

Thanks for this knowledge


Gaurav Tiwari

February 28, 2019

Thanks for this knowledge. Thanks again


Samuel

February 28, 2019

Such a good and valuable information


Daya T S

February 28, 2019

Thanks for the valuable information ☺??


Insk

February 28, 2019

Feb 1 2004 : Emilio Segrè


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

BYJUS IS THE BEST…KEEP HELPING US…LOVE YOU BYJUS???


Akash Lodhi

February 28, 2019

Thanks for a valuable give information


Tithi

February 28, 2019

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

Thank you BYJU’S….!!!


Gayatri

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


Arya Kapleshwari

February 28, 2019

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


Prasidhashri

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…
Salute!


Preeti

March 1, 2019

Dr. Shanti swarup Bhatnagar


Mythrayi

March 1, 2019

I was born of Galileo Galilei’s birthday


Harsh Yadav

March 1, 2019

Thanks for this precious and valuable information
??????????


Hoysala S

March 1, 2019

I share my birthday with great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.


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.


Alan

March 2, 2019

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


Kashika

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


#SWARUPA.SAMUEL.S ???

March 2, 2019

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


Vaibhavi

March 3, 2019

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


Shagun

March 3, 2019

Thanx for the info. ??


shruti gurav

March 4, 2019

Dr. Shanti Swarup bhatnagar


Tushar bajaj

March 5, 2019

I also born on 15th Feb When Galileo Galileo born


Sanjay

March 6, 2019

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


Pranjal Jaiswal

March 8, 2019

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


Puneet

March 8, 2019

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


Puneet

March 8, 2019

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


Lalatendu Das

March 8, 2019

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


Sri Lakshmi

March 8, 2019

Thanks this wonderful message


SHRIKANT KUMAR

March 9, 2019

Fav scientist


S.Srikishore

March 10, 2019

Thanks for giving informative things


Aaqueeb Pinjari

March 19, 2019

Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar


chandini

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


Swastika Mridha

April 22, 2019

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


vishwa

July 4, 2019

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


Nikeeta Raut

November 4, 2019

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


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 ?????


Naishaa Yadav

March 9, 2020

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


Vardaan Pahariya

April 22, 2020

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


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