Dorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin bio

Birth Name: Dorothy Mary Crowfoot

Occupation: Chemist

Place Of Birth: Cairo

Date Of Birth: May 12, 1910

Date Of Death: July 29, 1994

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

Dorothy Hodgkin was born on the 12th of May, 1910. She was famous for being a Chemist. British chemist who won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for pioneering the process of X-ray crystallography. Later, through her innovation, she was able to decipher the structure of insulin.

Dorothy Hodgkin was born in Cairo. She developed an interest in crystals at a young age, and her interest was further stoked by a scientist friend of the family, which culminated in her decision in high school to study chemistry. Five years after winning the Nobel Prize, she was able to use her method to discover the structure of the insulin molecule – capping off 35 years of research.

Dorothy Hodgkin was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Dorothy Hodgkin was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Dorothy’s Dorothy Mary Crowfoot attended Chemistry (University of Oxford), Philosophy Doctorate (University of Cambridge).


Dorothy Hodgkin’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dorothy Hodgkin’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Dorothy Hodgkin kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dorothy Hodgkin was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Dorothy Mary Crowfoot
NICKNAME: Dorothy Mary Hodgkin, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Dorothy Hodgkin was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Dorothy Hodgkin was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Dorothy Hodgkin had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Dorothy Hodgkin’s birth sign is Taurus and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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