Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford bio

Birth Name: Ernest Rutherford

Occupation: Physicist

Place Of Birth: New Zealand

Date Of Birth: August 30, 1871

Date Of Death: October 19, 1937

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: New Zealander

Ernest Rutherford was born on the 30th of August, 1871. He was famous for being a Physicist. The father of nuclear physics who discovered that atoms have a positive charge located in a nucleus in 1911. He also developed the concept of radioactive half-life, which describes the exponential decay radioactive substances.

Ernest Rutherford was born in New Zealand. He couldn’t continue his work at Cambridge because of arcane rules about his young age. He is widely credited as the first person to split the atom in a nuclear reaction in 1917 and he won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the disintegration of the elements and the chemistry of radioactive substances.

Ernest Rutherford was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Ernest Rutherford was born in 1870s.

Ernest Rutherford 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".


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Ernest Rutherford’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Ernest Rutherford’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Ernest Rutherford kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Ernest Rutherford was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ernest Rutherford
NICKNAME: Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson OM FRS
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Ernest Rutherford was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Ernest Rutherford was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Ernest Rutherford had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Ernest Rutherford’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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