List of Fellows of the Royal Society W, X, Y, Z

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About 8,000 Fellows have been elected to the Royal Society of London since its inception in 1660.

Below is a list of people who are or were Fellows or Foreign Members of the Royal Society. The date of election to the Fellowship follows the name. Dates in brackets relate to an award or event associated with the person. The Society maintains a complete online list.[1]This list is complete up to and including 2016.

List of Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society
A, B, C D, E, F G, H, I J, K, L M, N, O P, Q, R S, T, U, V W, X, Y, Z

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Names Election date Notes
Conrad Hal Waddington 20/03/1947 8 November 1905 – 26 September 1975
Kenneth Wade 16/03/1989 13 October 1932 - 16 March 2014 Chemist
Walter Wade 14/03/1811 -1825
Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia 21/03/1957 25 October 1883 – 15 June 1969
Harold William Taylor Wager 05/05/1904 11 March 1862 – 17 November 1929
Lawrence Rickard Wager 21/03/1946 5 February 1904 – 30 November 1965
William Wagstaffe 13/03/1718 1685 – 5 May 1725
Ralph Louis Wain 24/03/1960 29 May 1911 – 14 December 2000
Gabriel Waksman 19/04/2012
Richard Irving Walcott 14/03/1991
Nicholas John Wald 27/05/2004
James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave 14/12/1749 14 March 1715 – 28 April 1763
Herman Waldmann 15/03/1990
David J. Wales 29/04/2016 Chemical physicist
William Wales 07/11/1776 c. 1734 – 29 December 1798
Alan Walker 13/05/1999
Arthur Geoffrey Walker 17/03/1955 17 July 1909 – 31 March 2001
Charles Vincent Walker 07/06/1855 1812 – 24 December 1882
David Alan Walker 15/03/1979
Donald Walker 21/03/1985 Professor
Edward Walker 03/06/1869 14 September 1820 – 2 March 1893 Schoolmaster
Fowler Walker 31/03/1791 c. 1732 – 20 August 1804
George Walker 30/05/1771 c. 1734 – 21 April 1807
George P. L. Walker 20/03/1975 2 March 1926 – 17 January 2005
George Walker Walker 01/05/1913 24 February 1874 – 6 September 1921
Gilbert Thomas Walker 05/05/1904 14 June 1868 – 4 November 1958
James Walker 14/06/1900 6 April 1863 – 6 May 1935
James Walker 17/04/1828 14 September 1781 – 8 October 1862
James Walker 09/06/1774 c. 1720 – 22 February 1789
James Thomas Walker 01/06/1865 1 December 1826 – 16 February 1896 Surveyor General of India
John Walker 27/03/1794 d 9 May 1824
John Ernest Walker 09/03/1995
John James Walker 07/06/1883 2 October 1825 – 15 February 1900
Miles Walker 07/05/1931 13 August 1868 – 22 January 1941
Robert Walker 03/03/1831 c. 1801 – 28 September 1865 Wadham College
Thomas Walker 05/05/1791 died c. 1800 Accountant General
Thomas Walker 22/01/1730 ? September 1702 – 17 September 1764 Barrister
William Walker 09/02/1738 - 14 October 1742 Ship's captain
Charles Baring Wall 01/04/1830 c. 1795 – 14 October 1853
Charles Terence Clegg Wall 20/03/1969
Martin Wall 08/05/1788 1747 – 21 June 1824
Patrick David Wall 16/03/1989 5 April 1925 – 8 August 2001
Richard Wall 31/05/1753 1694–1778 Diplomat
Alfred Russel Wallace 01/06/1893 8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913
David James Wallace 20/03/1986 Physicist
Thomas Wallace 19/03/1953 5 September 1891 – 2 February 1965 Horticulturalist
Augustus Desiré Waller 02/06/1892 12 July 1856 – 11 March 1922
Augustus Volney Waller 05/06/1851 21 December 1816 – 18 September 1870
Edmund Waller 20/05/1663 3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687 Original Fellow
Richard Waller 27/04/1681 c. 1646 – ? January 1715 Botanist
William Waller 20/02/1679 c. 1639 – 18 July 1699 Soldier & MP
Nathaniel Wallich 12/03/1829 28 January 1786 – 28 April 1854
John Wallis 20/05/1663 23 November 1616 – 28 October 1703 Original Fellow
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis 22/03/1945 26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979
Daniel Frank Walls 12/03/1992 13 September 1942 – 12 May 1999
Charles Walmesley 01/11/1750 13 January 1722 – 25 November 1797
Ian Alexander Walmsley 19/04/2012
Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford 04/03/1824 14 June 1783 – 29 December 1858
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford 19/02/1747 24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797
Spencer Horatio Walpole 22/11/1860 11 September 1806 – 22 March 1898
Mark Walport 19/05/2011
Anthony Edward Walsby 11/03/1993 Biologist, Bristol Univ.
Alan Walsh 20/03/1969 19 December 1916 – 3 August 1998
Arthur Donald Walsh 19/03/1964 8 August 1916 – 23 April 1977
John Walsh 08/11/1770 1 July 1726 – 9 March 1795 Scientist
Francis Martin Rouse Walshe 21/03/1946 19 September 1885
Robert Boyle-Walsingham 05/03/1778 1736 – October 1779
Henry Walter 11/11/1819 28 January 1785 – 25 January 1859 Clergyman
Johann Gottlieb Walter 01/05/1794 1 July 1734 – 4 January 1818 Anatomist, Frankfurt
Kenneth Walters 14/03/1991 Rheology, Univ. of Wales
William Walton 25/05/1837 - 19 September 1863 Clergyman & meteorologist
Humfrey Wanley 20/11/1706 21 March 1672 – 6 July 1726
Olaus Warburg 10/01/1805 1805
Henry Warburton 16/02/1809 ? 1784 – 16 September 1858
John Warburton 10/04/1834 c. 1793 – 2 June 1845 Physician
John Warburton 10/03/1720 28 February 1682 – 11 May 1759
Esay Ward 20/02/1668 c. 1629 – ? August 1674
Harry Marshall Ward 07/06/1888 1854 – 26 August 1906
Ian Macmillan Ward 17/03/1983 Physicist, Leeds Univ.
John Ward 30/11/1723 c. 1679 – 17 October 1758 Gresham Prof of Rhetoric
John Clive Ward 18/03/1965 1 August 1924 – 6 May 2000
John William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley 16/11/1815 9 August 1781 – 6 March 1833
Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward 03/06/1852 1791 – 4 June 1868
Richard Samuel Ward 26/05/2005 Mathematician, Durham Univ.
Seth Ward 20/05/1663 ? April 1617 – 6 January 1689 Bishop Original Fellow
Patience Ward 06/04/1681 7 December 1629 – 10 July 1696
James Ware 11/03/1802 11 February 1756 – 13 April 1815 Ophthalmic Surgeon
Philip Frank Wareing 20/03/1969 27 April 1914 – ? 29 March 1996
Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin 12/07/1764 11 September 1717 – 13 December 1783
Edward Waring 02/06/1763 1734 – 15 August 1798
Richard Hill Waring 16/02/1769 c. 1721 – 11 October 1794 High Sheriff, Flintshire
Robert Warington 02/06/1864 7 September 1807 – ? 17 November 1867 Chemist, Soc. of Apothecaries
Robert Warington 04/06/1886 22 August 1838 – 20 March 1907 Agricultural Chemist, Rothamsted
David Lee Wark 17/05/2007
Anne Elizabeth Warner 21/03/1985 25 August 1940 - 16 May 2012
Joseph Warner 06/12/1750 1717 – 24 July 1801
Frederick Edward Warner 18/03/1976 31 March 1910 – 3 July 2010
Mark Warner 19/04/2012
John Ashley Warre 01/05/1817 5 October 1787 – 18 November 1860
Charles Warren 29/04/1790 19 March 1764 – 12 August 1829 Barrister, MP for Dorchester
Charles Warren 12/06/1884 7 February 1840 – 21 January 1927
Graham Barry Warren 13/05/1999
John Warren 09/12/1830 4 October 1796 – 16 August 1852 Clergyman and Mathematician
Pelham Warren 08/04/1813 7 October 1778 – 2 December 1835
Richard Warren 08/03/1764 ? 4 December 1731 – 22 June 1797 Physician
Samuel Warren 02/04/1835 23 May 1807 – 29 July 1877
George Warrender 08/06/1815 5 December 1782 – 21 February 1849
Elizabeth Kerr Warrington 20/03/1986
John Washington 13/02/1845 ? 1800 – 16 September 1863
Michael Derek Waterfield 14/03/1991 Biochemist, UCL
Douglas Frew Waterhouse 16/03/1967 3 June 1916 – ? December 2000
Edward Waterhouse 29/07/1663 1619 – 30 May 1670 Clergyman
John Waterhouse 06/02/1834 3 August 1806 – 13 February 1879
John Conrad Waterlow 18/03/1982 13 June 1916 – 19 October 2010 Nutrition scientist, London Univ.
William Alexander Waters 18/03/1954 8 May 1903 – 28 January 1985 Chemist
Jeffrey Clifton Watkins 17/03/1988 Biochemist, Oxford Univ.
Thomas Watkins 23/01/1794 c. 1761 – 15 October 1829 Clergyman
Thomas Watkins 30/11/1714 fl 1714–1729 Mathematician
Winifred May Watkins 20/03/1969 6 August 1924 – 3 October 2003
Alan Andrew Watson 11/05/2000 Astrophysicist, Leeds
Andrew James Watson 15/05/2003
David Meredith Seares Watson 11/05/1922 18 June 1886 – 23 July 1973
Frederick Beilby Watson 12/11/1818 1773 – 11 July 1852
George Neville Watson 15/05/1919 31 January 1886 – 2 February 1965
Henry Watson 02/04/1767 - 1793 Surgeon
Henry William Watson 02/06/1881 25 February 1827 – 11 January 1903
James Watson 12/03/1778 c. 1748 – 2 May 1796 Lawyer
James Kay Graham Watson 19/03/1987
Janet Vida Watson 15/03/1979 1 September 1923 – 29 March 1985
Jonathan Watson 09/06/1763 c. 1718 – November 1803
Morrison Watson 12/06/1884 ? 1846 – 25 March 1885 Physician
Ralph Watson 27/05/1830 fl 1830–1835
Richard Watson 02/02/1769 August 1737 – 4 July 1816
Robert Watson 07/02/1751 c. 1720 – 2 March 1756
Robert Watson 19/05/2011
Thomas Watson 09/06/1859 7 March 1792 – 11 December 1882 Physician
William Watson 09/04/1741 3 April 1715 – 10 May 1787 Chemist
William Watson 10/12/1767 ? 28 August 1744 – c. 1825 Physician & Astronomer
William Watson 07/04/1808 c. 1759 – 1 June 1818 Sergeant-at-arms
William Watson 06/06/1901 4 August 1868 – 3 March 1919 Asst Prof of Physics, RCS, London
Robert Alexander Watson-Watt 20/03/1941 13 April 1892 – 5 December 1973
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham 07/11/1751 13 May 1730 – 1 July 1782
Alexander Stuart Watt 21/03/1957 21 June 1892 – 2 March 1985
Fiona Mary Watt 15/05/2003
James Watt 24/11/1785 19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819
James Watt 07/12/1820 5 February 1769 – 2 June 1848 Son of James Watt the engineer
William Watt 18/03/1976 14 April 1912 – 11 August 1985 Physical Chemist
Anthony Watts 30/04/2014 Geologist, Oxford University
Colin Watts 26/05/2005 Immunologist
Henry Watts 07/06/1866 20 January 1815 – 30 June 1884 Chemistry journalist
Philip Watts 14/06/1900 30 May 1846 – 15 March 1926
William Whitehead Watts 05/05/1904 7 June 1860 – 30 July 1947
Andrew Scott Waugh 03/06/1858 3 February 1810 – 21 February 1878
Arthur Goodall Wavell 24/05/1827 29 March 1785 – 10 July 1860
William Wavell 05/02/1824 - 15 May 1829 Physician
Benjamin Way 05/12/1771 September 1740 – 22 August 1808 MP for Bridport
Lewis Way 23/02/1738 1698–1771
Dennis Lawrence Weaire 13/05/1999
David John Weatherall 17/03/1977
Paul Egerton Weatherley 15/03/1973 6 May 1917 – 8 August 2001 Botanist, Aberdeen Univ.
Thomas Weaver 09/03/1826 1772 – 2 July 1855
Colin Edward Webb 14/03/1991
Frederick Webb 21/03/1822 - 1853
Philip Barker Webb 25/03/1824 10 July 1793 – 31 August 1854
Philip Carteret Webb 09/11/1749 1700 – 22 June 1770
Robert Webb 11/11/1762 - 9 September 1765
John Webb 28/06/1764 - April 1797
Bryan Ronald Webber 10/05/2001
William Webber 05/06/1766 - 30 November 1796
John Webster 07/03/1844 1795 – 21 July 1876 Physician
Richard Everard Webster, Viscount Alverstone 19/06/1902 22 December 1842 – 15 December 1915
Robert Gordon Webster 16/03/1989
Godfrey Webster 18/05/1786 c. 1749 – 3 June 1800
Thomas Webster 18/03/1847 16 October 1810 – 3 June 1875
Richard Weck 20/03/1975 5 March 1913 – 9 January 1986
Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn 06/12/1787 13 February 1733 – 2 January 1805
Joseph Henry Maclagan Wedderburn 11/05/1933 26 February 1882 – 9 October 1948
Josiah Wedgwood 16/01/1783 ? July 1730 – 3 January 1795
Basil Charles Leicester Weedon 18/03/1971 18 July 1923 – 10 October 2003
George Wegg 09/02/1758 - 25 August 1777
George Samuel Wegg 13/11/1777 c. 1750 – 4 January 1817 Barrister
Samuel Wegg 31/05/1753 17 November 1723 – 19 December 1802 Barriste, Governor of HBC
Christian Frederick Weichman 27/06/1728 24 August 1698 – 4 August 1770
Johann Friedrich Weidler 09/11/1732 ? 23 April 1691 – 30 November 1755
Felix Jiri Weinberg 17/03/1983
Lawrence Weiskrantz 20/03/1980
Frederick Ernest Weiss 03/05/1917 2 November 1865 – 7 January 1953 Botanist
Nigel Oscar Weiss 12/03/1992
Robin Anthony Weiss 15/05/1997 Virologist, UCL
Walter Weldon 08/06/1882 31 October 1832 – 20 September 1885
Walter Frank Raphael Weldon 05/06/1890 15 March 1860 – 13 April 1906
Walter Thompson Welford 20/03/1980 31 August 1916 – 18 September 1990
John Welin 28/05/1741 ? 1705 – 31 January 1744 Finnish
Mark Edward Welland 09/05/2002
Henry Solomon Wellcome 26/05/1932 21 August 1853 – 25 July 1936
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington 25/11/1847 29 April 1769 – 14 September 1852
Alan Arthur Wells 17/03/1977 Engineer, Inventor of Wells Turbine
George Philip Wells 17/03/1955 17 July 1901 – 27 September 1985
Peter Neil Temple Wells 15/05/2003
William Charles Wells 07/11/1793 24 May 1757 – 18 September 1817
James Raymond Wellsted 06/04/1837 1805 – 25 October 1842
Harry Lambert Welsh 15/03/1962 23 March 1910 – 23 July 1984
James Welsh 15/03/1770 c. 1723 – June 1778 Physician
John Welsh 11/06/1857 27 September 1824 – 11 May 1859 Supt. of Kew Observatory
Robert Welsted 13/03/1718 1671 – 1 February 1735 Physician
Thomas Francis Wenman 21/01/1779 18 November 1745 – 8 April 1796
Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam 17/01/1811 4 May 1786 – 4 October 1857
William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford 06/02/1668 8 June 1626 – 16 October 1695
Charles Morley Wenyon 12/05/1927 24 March 1878 – 24 October 1948
Paul Gottlieb Werlhof 26/02/1736 24 March 1699 – 26 July 1767
Johann Georg Heinrich Graf von Werthern 14/02/1765 1735–1790
James West 09/03/1727 2 May 1703 – 2 July 1772
John West, 1st Earl De La Warr 19/12/1728 4 April 1693 – 16 March 1766
Peter Christopher West 18/05/2006 Theoretical Physics, King's College, London
Richard Gilbert West 21/03/1968
Stephen Craig West 09/03/1995 Biochemist, Cancer Research
Thomas Summers West 16/03/1989 18 November 1927 – 9 January 2010 Chemist, Birmingham & Aberdeen Universities
William West 19/02/1846 1793 – 10 September 1851 Chemist
John Hugh Westcott 17/03/1983
William Western 30/11/1721 ? 1694 – 22 September 1729
Gerald Westheimer 21/03/1985
Richard Westmacott 25/05/1837 1799 – 19 April 1872
Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster 10/06/1841 22 March 1767 – 17 February 1845
Thomas Stanley Westoll 20/03/1952 3 July 1912 – 19 September 1995
Robert Weston 28/05/1767 1767–1797 FSA
Stephen Weston 01/03/1792 1747 – 8 January 1830 Clergyman
Edward Wetenhall 04/07/1683 7 October 1636 – 12 November 1713
Alan Marmaduke Wetherell 18/03/1971 31 December 1932 – 13 September 1998
Charles Wetherell 16/12/1824 1770 – 17 August 1846
Caspar Wetstein 04/07/1754 - August 1760
Johann Jakob Wetstein 05/04/1753 5 March 1693 – 23 March 1754
Anthony de Wevelinchoven 05/04/1781 - 1789
John Weyland 09/06/1814 4 December 1774 – 8 May 1854
Thomas Whalley 07/04/1708 fl 1708
Richard Wharton 12/07/1810 c. 1765 – 13 October 1828 Barrister and MP
William James Lloyd Wharton 04/06/1886 2 March 1843 – 29 September 1905
Frederick Robert Whatley 20/03/1975
James Whatman 09/01/1840 3 July 1813 – ? 12 March 1887
William Robert Whatton 05/06/1834 17 February 1790 – 5 December 1835
Charles Wheatstone 21/01/1836 February 1802 – 19 October 1875
David John Wheeler 19/03/1981 9 February 1927 – 13 December 2004
Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler 30/05/1968 10 September 1890 – 22 July 1976 (Statute 12)
Michael John Whelan 18/03/1976
William Joseph Whelan 12/03/1992 Biochemist, Miami
Granville Wheler 27/06/1728 August 1701 – 12 May 1770 Revd. Proved electric current.
George Wheler 13/12/1677 1650 – 15 January 1723 Clergyman and Scholar
William Whewell 13/04/1820 24 May 1794 – 6 March 1866
Paul Whichcote 14/01/1675 5 March 1643 – December 1721
Joseph Whidbey 21/11/1805 1755–1833
Richard Whiddington 07/05/1925 25 November 1885 – 7 June 1970
David Hardy Whiffen 17/03/1966 15 January 1922 – 2 December 2002
John Whishaw 23/02/1815 c. 1765 – 21 December 1840
Daniel Whistler 20/05/1663 1619 – 11 May 1684 Original Fellow
Thomas Dunham Whitaker 11/06/1818 8 June 1759 – 18 December 1821
William Whitaker 09/06/1887 4 May 1836 – 15 January 1925
Samuel Charles Whitbread 01/06/1854 16 February 1796 – 27 May 1879
Charles White 18/02/1762 4 October 1728 – 20 February 1813
Errol Ivor White 15/03/1956 30 June 1901 – 11 January 1985
Frederick William George White 17/03/1966 26 May 1905 – 17 August 1994
John White 17/01/1723 2 December 1699 – 7 September 1769
John Graham White 26/05/2005 Clinical psychologist, Liverpool
John William White 11/03/1993
Michael James Denham White 16/03/1961 20 August 1910 – 16 December 1983
Nicholas John White 18/05/2006 Prof. of Tropical Medicine, Thailand
Philip Bruce White 20/03/1941 29 December 1891 – 19 March 1949 Microbiologist
Richard White 26/06/1661 1661 Mathematician
Robert Stephen White 10/03/1994
Simon David Manton White 15/05/1997
Taylor White 29/04/1725 - 26 March 1772
Thomas White 17/11/1726 - 14 November 1754 Clerk of the Errors
Thomas White 19/06/1777 15 October 1724 – 28 February 1797 Ironmonger
William Archibald Armstrong White 13/04/1837 26 May 1776 – 7 December 1847 Barrister and Antiquarian
William Henry White 10/11/1808 fl 1808–1827
William Henry White 07/06/1888 2 February 1845 – 27 February 1913
Caleb Whitefoord 24/06/1784 1734 – February 1810
Alfred North Whitehead 11/06/1903 15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947
John Henry Constantine Whitehead 16/03/1944 11 November 1904 – 8 May 1960
John Whitehurst 13/05/1779 10 April 1713 – 18 February 1788
James Hunter Whitelaw 14/03/1996 28 January 1936 – 16 August 2006 Prof of Mechanical Eng., Imperial College
John Whiteside 03/07/1718 ? October 1679 – ? 22 October 1729 Clergyman
Henry Whitfeld 09/03/1786 c. 1741–1813
Gerald Beresford Whitham 18/03/1965 Mathematician, Caltech
George Whitmore 23/11/1797 - 25 November 1805
John Macnaghten Whittaker 17/03/1949 7 March 1905 – 29 January 1984
Edmund Taylor Whittaker 11/05/1905 24 October 1873 – 24 March 1956
Ronald Whittam 15/03/1973
Walter Frederick Whittard 21/03/1957 26 October 1902 – 2 March 1966
David Whitteridge 19/03/1953 22 June 1912 – 15 June 1994
Harry Blackmore Whittington 18/03/1971 24 March 1916 – 20 June 2010 Professor of Geology,Cambridge
Peter Whittle 16/03/1978
Frank Whittle 20/03/1947 1 June 1907 – 9 August 1996
Joseph Whitworth 11/06/1857 21 December 1803 – 22 January 1887
Robert Whytlaw-Gray 10/05/1928 14 June 1877 – 21 January 1958
Robert Whytt 16/04/1752 6 September 1714 – 15 April 1766
Francois Wicardel, Chevalier de Fleury 30/11/1715 1715–1754
John Churchill Wickstead 05/04/1716 - May 1774
Elsie May Widdowson 18/03/1976 21 October 1906 – 14 June 2000
Samuel Edward Widdrington 22/12/1842 1787 – 11 January 1856 (Born Samuel Edward Cook)
Karel Frantisek Wiesner 20/06/1969 25 November 1919 – 28 November 1986
Vincent Brian Wigglesworth 16/03/1939 17 April 1899 – 11 February 1994
Robert Wight 07/06/1855 6 July 1796 – 26 May 1872
Dale Brian Wigley 27/05/2004 Scientist, Cancer Research
James Wigram 02/04/1835 5 November 1793 – 29 July 1866
Robert Wigram 27/02/1806 25 September 1773 – 1843
Samuel Wilberforce 18/12/1845 7 September 1805 – 19 July 1873
George Wilbraham 08/03/1821 8 March 1779 – 24 January 1852 MP for Stockbridge, Cheshire and Cheshire North
Roger Wilbraham 28/02/1782 c. 1744 – ? March 1829 MP for Bodmin
Thomas Wilbraham 18/03/1742 c. 1702 – 29 March 1782
Johann Karl Wilcke 30/04/1789 6 September 1732 – 18 April 1796
John Paul Wild 19/03/1970
Henry Wilde 04/06/1886 ? February 1833 – 29 March 1919
Andrew John Wiles 16/03/1989
Wilhelmus Wilhelmius 27/01/1743 1720 – 27 December 1771
Israel Wilkes 06/03/1760 c. 1722 – 25 November 1805
John Wilkes 13/04/1749 17 October 1727 – 26 December 1797
Maurice Vincent Wilkes 15/03/1956
Alex James Wilkie 10/05/2001
Andrew Wilkie 02/05/2013
Douglas Robert Wilkie 18/03/1971 2 October 1922 – 21 May 1998 Medical Research, UCL
John Wilkins 22/04/1663 1614 – 19 November 1672 Founder
Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins 19/03/1959 15 December 1916 – 5 October 2004
Charles Wilkins 12/06/1788 1749 – 13 May 1836
William Wilkins 02/06/1831 31 August 1778 – 31 August 1839
James Hardy Wilkinson 20/03/1969 27 September 1919 – 5 October 1986
John Wilkinson 28/06/1764 - c. 1819
Denys Haigh Wilkinson 15/03/1956
Geoffrey Wilkinson 18/03/1965 14 July 1921 – 26 September 1996
John Gardner Wilkinson 18/12/1834 5 October 1797 – 29 October 1875
William Lionel Wilkinson 15/03/1990 Chemical Engineer (Nuclear Energy)
Mark Wilks 23/02/1826 c. 1760 – 19 September 1831
Samuel Wilks 02/06/1870 2 June 1824 – 8 November 1911
Robert Willan 23/02/1809 12 November 1757 – 12 April 1812
John Willett Willett 08/12/1774 - 26 September 1815
Ralph Willett 21/06/1764 1719 – 13 January 1795
Arthur Willey 05/06/1902 9 October 1867 – 26 December 1942
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland 04/12/1760 15 April 1721 – 31 October 1765 Royal
William Charles Henry Friso, Prince of Orange 07/03/1734 1711 – 22 October 1751 Royal
William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester 14/01/1797 15 January 1776 – 30 November 1834 Royal
William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester 10/01/1780 14 November 1743 – 25 August 1805 Royal
William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland 10/03/1831 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837 Patron
Charles Williams-Wynn 24/05/1827 9 October 1775 – 2 September 1850
Watkin Williams-Wynn 17/06/1773 8 April 1749 – 29 July 1789
Alan Frederick Williams 15/03/1990 25 May 1945 – 9 April 1992
Alwyn Williams 16/03/1967 8 June 1921 – 4 April 2004
Carrington Bonsor Williams 18/03/1954 7 October 1889 – 12 July 1981
Charles Greville Hanson Williams 05/06/1862 22 September 1829 – 15 June 1910
Charles James Blasius Williams 02/04/1835 3 February 1805 – 24 March 1889
David Williams 15/03/1984
Dionysius Williams 08/05/1766 ? January 1733 – ? June 1775
Dudley Howard Williams 17/03/1983
Evan James Williams 16/03/1939 8 June 1903 – 29 September 1945 Atomic Physics, Aberystwyth
Frederic Calland Williams 16/03/1950 26 June 1911 – 11 August 1977
James Gordon Williams 10/03/1994
John Williams 06/03/1828 12 April 1778 – 11 August 1849
John Williams 23/03/1671 ? September 1642 – ? November 1680 Baronet
John Lloyd Williams 21/05/1801 1801 Physician, Bengal
John Wesley Williams 31/01/1839 1788 – January 1841
Moses Williams 05/11/1719 2 March 1686 – 9 April 1742
Peter Michael Williams 13/05/1999
Reeve Williams 11/01/1699 1682–1703
Richard Tecwyn Williams 16/03/1967 20 February 1909 – 29 December 1979
Robert Hughes Williams 15/03/1990
Robert Joseph Paton Williams 16/03/1972
Roger Williams 03/02/1664 - ? 1665
Stephen Williams 13/06/1734 c. 1701–1741
Thomas Williams 03/06/1858 4 January 1819 – 23 April 1865 Physician
Timothy John Williams 19/04/2012
Alexander William Williamson 07/06/1855 1 May 1824 – 6 May 1904
Benjamin Williamson 12/06/1879 9 January 1827 – 3 January 1916 Irish mathematician
David Theodore Nelson Williamson 21/03/1968 15 February 1923 – 10 May 1992 Electronic Engineer
John Williamson 15/06/1749 1713 – 25 February 1763 Chaplain in Lisbon
Joseph Williamson 20/05/1663 25 July 1633 – 3 October 1701 Original Fellow
Robert Williamson 13/05/1999 Biochemist, London & Melbourne
William Crawford Williamson 01/06/1854 24 November 1816 – 23 June 1895
Henry Norton Willis 15/12/1791 - 13 August 1819
John Christopher Willis 15/05/1919 20 February 1868 – 21 March 1958
John Raymond Willis 12/03/1992
Robert Willis 22/04/1830 27 February 1800 – 28 February 1875
Thomas Willis 18/11/1663 27 January 1621 – 11 November 1675
Edward Nevill Willmer 24/03/1960 15 August 1902 – 8 April 2001
Henry Willoughby, 5th Baron Middleton 25/01/1787 19 December 1726 – 30 June 1800
Hugh Willoughby, 15th Baron Willoughby of Parham 14/02/1745 - 21 January 1765
Thomas Willoughby, 1st Baron Middleton 30/11/1693 c. 1670 – 17 April 1729
Charles Willughby 25/07/1683 - ? September 1694
Francis Willughby 20/05/1663 1635 – 3 July 1672 Original Fellow
Edward Wilmot 15/01/1730 29 October 1693 – 21 November 1786
Robert John Wilmot 24/05/1821 21 December 1784 – 31 May 1841
Ian Wilmut 09/05/2002
Alan Geoffrey Wilson 18/05/2006
Alan Herries Wilson 19/03/1942 2 July 1906 – 30 September 1995
Alexander Wilson 01/03/1838 c. 1781 – 28 November 1863 Civil servant
Allan Charles Wilson 20/03/1986 18 October 1934 – 21 July 1991
Arthur James Cochran Wilson 21/03/1963 28 November 1914 – 1 July 1995
Benjamin Wilson 05/12/1751 1721 – 6 June 1788
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson 14/06/1900 14 February 1869 – 15 November 1959
Charles William Wilson 04/06/1874 14 March 1836 – 25 October 1905
Colin James Ness Wilson 2015 1956 - Geologist
George Fergusson Wilson 07/06/1855 25 March 1822 – 28 March 1902 Founder of Wisley Gardens.
Giffin Wilson 16/04/1801 1766 - 1848
Glocester Wilson 28/04/1796 - ? 1852
Graham Selby Wilson 16/03/1978 10 September 1895 – 5 April 1987
Harold Albert Wilson 03/05/1906 1 December 1874 – 13 October 1964
Horace Hayman Wilson 10/04/1834 26 September 1786 – 8 May 1860
Ian Andrew Wilson 11/05/2000 Microbiologist, USA
Isaac Wilson 24/02/1831 c. 1756 – 2 December 1844 Physician to Navy
James Wilson 19/05/1803 1765 – 17 November 1821 Prof of Anatomy to RCS
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx 12/06/1969 11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995 Statute
James Thomas Wilson 06/05/1909 14 April 1861 – 2 September 1945 Prof. of Anatomy, Cambridge
John Wilson 06/02/1845 11 December 1804 – 1 December 1875 Philanthropist & Scholar (Bombay)
John Wilson 19/02/1846 c. 1788 – 10 August 1870 Physician
John Wilson 13/03/1783 6 August 1741 – 18 October 1793
John Tuzo Wilson 21/03/1968 24 October 1908 – 15 April 1993
Robert Wilson 20/03/1975 16 April 1927 – 2 September 2002
Sophie Wilson 02/05/2013
William James Erasmus Wilson 20/02/1845 25 November 1809 – 7 August 1884
William Wilson 03/05/1923 1 March 1875 – 14 October 1965 Physicist, St Andrews Univ.
William Edward Wilson 04/06/1896 19 July 1851 – 6 March 1908 Irish astronomer
James Wimshurst 09/06/1898 13 April 1832 – 3 January 1903
Joseph Windham 08/11/1781 21 August 1739 – 21 September 1810
William Windham 26/01/1744 1717 – 30 October 1761
Alan Hardwick Windle 15/05/1997
Bertram Coghill Alan Windle 01/06/1899 8 May 1858 – 14 February 1929
Colin George Windsor 09/06/1995 28 June 1938 -
Other Hickman Windsor, 5th Earl of Plymouth 22/04/1773 ? 30 May 1751 – 12 June 1799
Johann Heinrich Winkler 08/01/1747 12 March 1703 – 18 May 1770
Rowland Winn 27/11/1673 1609–1676 Merchant
Edward Winnington 10/01/1805 14 November 1749 – 9 January 1805 (died before election)
Gregory Paul Winter 15/03/1990 April 1951 -
John Winthrop 04/04/1734 25 August 1681 – 1 August 1747
John Winthrop 20/05/1663 12 February 1606 – 5 April 1676 Original Fellow
John Winthrop 20/02/1766 19 December 1714 – 3 May 1779
Sir Clifton Wintringham 23/12/1742 1710 – 10 January 1794
Frederick Charles William Wirtemberg, Prince of Wirtemberg 11/05/1797 6 November 1754 – 30 October 1816 honorary
Robert Wissett 24/12/1801 - 3 December 1820
George Witchell 09/07/1767 - 29 January 1785
William Withering 24/11/1785 March 1741 – 6 October 1799
Philip J. Withers 29/04/2016 Materials physicist
Stephen Withers 19/04/2012
Nicolaes Witsen 30/11/1689 8 May 1641 – 10 August 1717
George Witt 05/06/1834 25 March 1804 – 20 February 1869 Surgeon, Bedford Infirmary
William Henry Wittrick 20/03/1980 29 October 1922 – 2 July 1986
Samuel Wix 25/02/1813 9 February 1771 – 4 September 1861
William Wix 12/07/1810 - c. 1847
Charles Godfrey Woide 21/04/1785 4 July 1725 – 9 May 1790
Nathaniel Matthew Wolf 10/04/1777 24 January 1724 – 15 December 1784
John Wolfe Wolfe-Barry 13/06/1895 7 December 1836 – 22 January 1918 Tower Bridge builder
Arnold Whittaker Wolfendale 17/03/1977
Christian, Freiherr von Wolff 08/11/1710 24 January 1679 – 9 April 1754
Eric Wolff 20/05/2010
Leonard Wolfson, Baron Wolfson 26/05/2005 11 November 1927 – 20 May 2010 honorary
Isaac Wolfson 20/06/1963 17 September 1897 – 20 June 1991 {Statute 12)
Alexander Luard Wollaston 26/02/1829 14 June 1804 – ? 10 June 1874
Charlton Wollaston 25/03/1756 23 May 1733 – 26 July 1764
Francis Wollaston 27/06/1723 6 June 1694 – 27 December 1774
Francis Wollaston 13/04/1769 23 November 1731 – 31 October 1815
Francis John Hyde Wollaston 23/11/1786 13 April 1762 – 12 October 1823
George Wollaston 17/02/1763 26 October 1738 – 14
William Hyde Wollaston 09/05/1793 6 August 1766 – 22 December 1828
Daniel Mark Wolpert 19/04/2012
Lewis Wolpert 20/03/1980 embryologist
Alan Marshall Muir Wood 20/03/1980
Bernard John Wood 14/05/1998 Geologist
Graham Charles Wood 15/05/1997 Prof. of Corrosion Science, UMIST
John Wood 01/04/1680 - 25 September 1682 Naval surveyor
John Wood 08/06/1871 12 October 1825 – 29 December 1891
John Nicholas Wood 15/05/2009 Biomedicine, UCL
Martin Francis Wood 19/03/1987
Nicholas Wood 02/06/1864 24 April 1795 – 19 December 1865
Richard Dean Wood 15/05/1997 molecular biologist
Robert Wood 19/11/1789 1789 MP
Robert Wood 13/04/1681 ? 1621 – 9 April 1685
Ronald Karslake Starr Wood 18/03/1976 Plant Biologist, Imperial College, London
Thomas Wood 19/11/1761 c. 1708 – 26 June 1799
Thomas Wood 20/05/1841 31 March 1804 – 23 October 1872
Thomas Barlow Wood 15/05/1919 21 January 1869 – 6 November 1929 Prof. of Agriculture, Cambridge Univ.
William Wood 24/12/1812 1774 – ? 26 May 1857
William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley 22/12/1836 29 November 1801 – 10 July 1881
Bennet Woodcroft 09/06/1859 29 December 1803 – 07
Samuel Woodford 02/11/1664 15 April 1636 – 11 January 1700 Clergyman
Thomas Woodford 07/04/1708 - 26 March 1759
John Henry Woodhouse 11/05/2000 Prof. of Geophysics, Oxford Univ.
Robert Woodhouse 16/12/1802 28 April 1773 – ? 23 December 1827
Benjamin Woodroffe 30/04/1668 April 1638 – 14 August 1711
David Phillip Woodruff 18/05/2006
Michael Francis Addison Woodruff 21/03/1968 3 April 1911 – 10 March 2001
Donald Devereux Woods 20/03/1952 16 February 1912 – 6 November 1964
Henry Woods 11/05/1916 18 December 1868 – 4 April 1952
Stephen Esslemont Woods 21/03/1974 12 January 1912 – 18 June 1994
Arthur Smith Woodward 06/06/1901 23 May 1864 – 2 September 1944
Charles Woodward 29/04/1841 ? 1789 – 16 April 1877 Agent
Henry Woodward 12/06/1873 24 November 1832 – 6 September 1921
Horace Bolingbroke Woodward 04/06/1896 20 August 1848 – 06
John Woodward 30/11/1693 1 May 1665 – 25 April 1728
Sidney William Wooldridge 19/03/1959 16 November 1900 – 25 April 1963
Trevor Dion Wooley 17/05/2007
Michael Mark Woolfson 15/03/1984 crystallographer, computer simulation
John Thomas Woolhouse 02/11/1721 c. 1650 – 15 January 1734 Oculist
Herbert Henry Woollard 17/03/1938 1889 – 18 January 1939
Richard van der Riet Woolley 19/03/1953 24 April 1906 – 24 December 1986
John Woolmore 27/05/1830 c. 1756 – 2 December 1838
Paul Workman 29/04/2016 1952 –
Arthur Wormall 15/03/1956 17 January 1900 – 9 May 1964
Henry de Worms, 1st Baron Pirbright 04/04/1889 20 October 1840 – 9 January 1903
Henry Worsley 30/11/1705 c. 1675 – 15 March 1740 ambassasdor, MP for Newtown, IoW
Richard Worsley 18/06/1778 17 March 1751 – 8 August 1805
Edward Worth 11/01/1699 c. 1678–1733
Arthur Mason Worthington 01/06/1893 11 June 1852 – 5 December 1916
Brian Stewart Worthington 14/05/1998
William Wotton 14/12/1687 13 August 1666 – 13
Peter Woulfe 05/02/1767 c. 1727–1803
Francis Wrangham 15/11/1804 11 June 1769 – 27 December 1842
Daniel Wray 06/03/1729 28 November 1701 – 29 December 1783
Gordon Richard Wray 20/03/1986 30 January 1928 – 17 August 2005
Christopher Wren 20/05/1663 20 October 1632 – 25 Feb 1723 Founder and President of Royal Society
Christopher Wren 30/11/1693 18 February 1675 – 24 August 1747 Numismatist and MP
Matthew Wren 22/04/1663 20 August 1629 – 14 June 1672 Original Fellow
Thomas Wren 20/05/1663 1633–1679 Clergyman Original Fellow
Almroth Edward Wright 03/05/1906 10 August 1861 – 30 April 1947
Charles Romley Alder Wright 02/06/1881 1844 – 25 July 1894
Edward Wright 05/04/1759 c. 1666 – 20 August 1761 Scottish Physician
Ernest Marshall Wright 26/05/2005
John Wright 01/06/1843 21 March 1793 – 13 February 1893 Clergyman
Richard Wright 19/03/1767 c. 1739 – 14 October 1786
Thomas Wright 12/06/1879 9 November 1809 – 17 November 1884
William Wright 12/03/1778 March 1735 – 19 September 1819
John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley 29/04/1841 4 October 1798 – 27 October 1867
Adrian Frederick George Wyatt 11/05/2000
John Wyatt 12/02/1778 - 2 November 1797 Surgeon
Terry Wyatt 02/05/2013
William Wyatt 08/06/1769 c. 1742 – 1 February 1813 Physician
Jeffrey Wyatville 27/05/1830 3 August 1766 – 10 February 1840
Cyril Wyche 20/05/1663 c. 1632 – 29 December 1707 Original Fellow
Peter Wyche 02/05/1745 25 December 1709 – 1 November 1763
Peter Wyche 20/05/1663 1628–1699 Original Fellow
Edmund Wylde 20/05/1663 c. 1618 – c. 1695 Original Fellow
Andrew Hamilton Wyllie 09/03/1995 pathologist
Peter John Wyllie 15/03/1984 geologist
William Wynde 20/05/1663 c. 1647 – ? April 1722 Original Fellow
Edwin Wyndham-Quin, 3rd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl 10/04/1834 19 May 1812 – 6 October 1871
Edmund Wyndham 06/12/1677 c. 1659 -
George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont 07/12/1797 18 December 1751 – 11 November 1837
Henry Penruddocke Wyndham 09/01/1783 4 June 1736 – 3 May 1819
Vero Copner Wynne-Edwards 19/03/1970 4 July 1906 – 5 January 1997
Charles Gorrie Wynne 19/03/1970 18 May 1911 – 1 October 1999
William Wynne 06/03/1794 - 1815 Knight
William Palmer Wynne 04/06/1896 13 February 1861 – 16 February 1950
Marmaduke Wyvill 30/11/1711 - 2 November 1722 MP for Richmond.
Marmaduke Wyvill 06/02/1735 1692 – 27 December 1753

Y[edit]

Name Election date Notes
Magdi Habib Yacoub 13/05/1999 heart surgeon
Elihu Yale 30/11/1717 5 April 1649 – 8 July 1721
Ziheng Yang 18/05/2006
Alfred Fernandez Yarrow 11/05/1922 13 January 1842 – 24 January 1932
Frank Yates 18/03/1948 12 May 1902 – 17 June 1994
James Yates 31/01/1839 30 April 1789 – 7 May 1871
Grant David Yeats 01/07/1819 1773 – 14 November 1836
Thomas Pattinson Yeats 08/03/1781 c. 1782
John Yelloly 05/05/1814 30 April 1774 – 31 January 1842
Talbot Yelverton, Earl of Sussex 01/02/1722 2 May 1690 – 27 October 1731
Gerald Francis Yeo 06/06/1889 19 January 1845 – 1 May 1909
Thomas Yeoman 12/01/1764 1708 – 24 January 1781
Julia Yeomans 02/05/2013
William Yolland 09/06/1859 17 March 1810 – 5 September 1885
Charles Maurice Yonge 21/03/1946 9 December 1899 – 17 March 1986
James Yonge 30/11/1702 27 February 1647 – 25 July 1721 Naval surgeon & Physician
Sir George Yonge 13/05/1784 1731 – 25 September 1812
Sir William Yonge 23/06/1748 10 August 1755
Charles Yorke 13/12/1750 30 December 1722 – 20 January 1770
Charles Philip Yorke 12/11/1801 12 March 1764 – 13 March 1834
Charles Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke 25/02/1847 2 April 1799 – 17 September 1873
John Yorke 18/02/1773 27 August 1728 – 3 September 1801
Philip James Yorke 07/06/1849 13 October 1799 – 14 December 1874
Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke 06/12/1753 1 December 1690 – 6 March 1764
Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke 29/01/1741 19 March 1720 – 16 May 1790
Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke 25/11/1790 31 May 1757 – 18 November 1834
Warrington Yorke 05/05/1932 11 April 1883 – 24 April 1943 Prof. of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool
Alec David Young 15/03/1973 15 August 1913 – 27 January 2005 aero-engineer
Alfred Young 03/05/1934 16 April 1873 – 15 December 1940
Arthur Young 28/04/1774 11 September 1741 – 20 April 1820
Christopher Alwyne Jack Young 16/03/1972 7 March 1912 – 20 January 1978
Ian Robert Young 16/03/1989
James Young 12/06/1873 13 July 1811 – 13 May 1883
John Zachary Young 22/03/1945 18 March 1907 – 4 July 1997
Pierre Henry John Young 21/03/1974 12 June 1926 – 4 August 1985
Frank George Young 17/03/1949 25 March 1908 – 20 September 1988
George Young 15/02/1781 17 July 1732 – 28 June 1810 Admiral
Robert Young 02/05/2013
Samuel Young 26/03/1795 23 February 1766 – 14 December 1826 Civil servant
Sidney Young 01/06/1893 29 December 1857 – 8 April 1937 Professor of Chemistry, Bristol
Thomas Young 19/06/1794 13 June 1773 – 10 May 1829
William Young 10/03/1748 1725 – 8 April 1788
William Young 15/06/1786 1 December 1749 – 10 January 1815
William Henry Young 02/05/1907 20 October 1863 – 7 July 1942
Charles Wright Younghusband 03/06/1852 20 June 1821 – 28 October 1899
George Udny Yule 12/05/1921 18 February 1871 – 26 June 1951

Z[edit]

Name Date Elected Notes
Franz Xaver Zach 12/04/1804 4 June 1754 – 2 September 1832
Oliver Louis Zangwill 17/03/1977 29 October 1913 – 12 October 1987 psychologist
Francesco Maria Zannotti 26/02/1741 6 January 1692 – 25 December 1777
Eustachio Zanotti 06/11/1740 27 November 1709 – 15 May 1782
Erik Christopher Zeeman 20/03/1975
Semir Zeki 15/03/1990
Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz 15/03/1979 18 May 1921 – 2 January 2009
John Michael Ziman 16/03/1967 16 May 1925 – 2 January 2005
Andrew Peter Zisserman 17/05/2007
Philip Henry Zollman 22/06/1727 c. 1748
Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman 18/03/1943 30 May 1904 – 31 March 1993 anatomist, evolutionist

Foreign Members[edit]

W[edit]

Name Election date Notes
Otto Heinrich Warburg 03/05/1934 8 October 1883 – 1 August 1970; German chemist, Nobel Prize for Medicine (1931)
James Dewey Watson 09/04/1981
Ernst Heinrich Weber 19/06/1862 24 June 1795 – 26 January 1878
Max Wilhelm Carl Weber 27/06/1935 6 December 1852 – 7 February 1937
Wilhelm Eduard Weber 21/11/1850 24 October 1804 – ? 23 June 1890
Carl Wilhelm Weierstrass 12/05/1881 31 October 1815 – 19 February 1897
Detlef Weigel 20/05/2010
André Weil 21/04/1966 6 May 1906 – 6 August 1998; French U.S. mathematician group theory, algebraic geometry
Steven Weinberg 09/04/1981 U.S. physicist, electroweak force, Nobel Prize (1979)
August Friedrich Leopold Weismann 30/06/1910 17 January 1834 – 5 November 1914
Charles Weissmann 30/06/1983 Hungarian-born Switzerland British molecular biologist
Friedrich August Ferdinand Christian Went 25/05/1933 18 June 1863 – 24 July 1935
Frank Henry Westheimer 30/06/1983 U.S. chemist
Hermann Weyl 25/06/1936 9 November 1885 – 9 December 1955
John Archibald Wheeler 09/03/1995
Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann 31/01/1884 2 October 1826 – 23 March 1899
Heinrich Otto Wieland 25/06/1931 4 June 1877 – 5 August 1957
Torsten Nils Wiesel 24/06/1982
Eugene Paul Wigner 23/04/1970 17 November 1902 – 1 January 1995
Ellen D. Williams 29/04/2016 5 December 1953 –
Richard Willstätter 21/06/1928 13 August 1872 – 3 August 1942
Edmund Beecher Wilson 05/05/1921 19 October 1856 – 3 March 1939
Edward Osborne Wilson 28/06/1990
Øjvind Winge 01/05/1947 19 May 1886 – 5 April 1964 Danish geneticist
Sergius Winogradsky 26/06/1919 14 September 1856 – 24 February 1953
Johannes Wislicenus 01/04/1897 24 June 1835 – 5 December 1902
Edward Witten 13/05/1999 U.S. mathematician and physicist, Fields Medal (1990)
Carl Richard Woese 18/05/2006
Friedrich Wöhler 15/06/1854 31 July 1800 – 23 September 1882
Peter Guy Wolynes 17/05/2007
Robert Williams Wood 26/06/1919 2 May 1868 – 11 August 1955
Robert Burns Woodward 26/04/1956 10 April 1917 – 8 July 1979
Sewall Wright 25/04/1963 21 December 1889 – 3 March 1988
Carl Isaac Wunsch 09/05/2002
Karl Adolph Wurtz 09/06/1864 26 November 1817 – 10 May 1884
Kurt Wuthrich 20/05/2010
Ralph Walter Graystone Wyckoff 19/04/1951 9 August 1897 – 2 November 1994

Y[edit]

Name Election date Notes
Eli Yablonovitch 02/05/2013
Mitsuhiro Yanagida 11/05/2000
Chen Ning Yang 18/06/1992
Charles Yanofsky 27/06/1985 U.S. scientist, medicine
Hideki Yukawa 25/04/1963 23 January 1907 – 8 September 1981

Z[edit]

Name Year Notes
Richard Neil Zare 13/05/1999 U.S. physicist
Pieter Zeeman 05/05/1921 25 May 1865 – 9 October 1943
Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich 26/04/1979 8 March 1914 – 2 December 1987
Frits Zernike 26/04/1956 16 July 1888 – 10 March 1966
Ahmed Hassan Zewail 10/05/2001
Guangzhao Zhou 19/04/2012
Karl Ziegler 22/04/1971 26 November 1898 – 11 August 1973
Rolf Martin Zinkernagel 14/05/1998
Ferdinand Zirkel 25/11/1897 20 May 1838 – 11 June 1912

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal society list, This list is complete up to and including part of 2014.

External links[edit]