This is a world wide site so one is not sure what foreign means.
Here is a site with famous scientists and a sample:
1728-1799 Joseph Black - Scottish chemist; laid the foundations for thermodynamics; worked with gases and showed that a gas could combine with a solid; recognized the importance of accurate weighing in chemical research.
1731-1810 Henry Cavendish - English physicist and chemist; discovered hydrogen (1766); discovered nitric acid.
1733-1804 Joseph Priestley - English clergyman and chemist; researched the relation among plants, animals and air; discovered hydrochloric and sulfuric acid (1775); isolated oxygen (1774); obtained water by igniting hydrogen and oxygen; made seltzer water by dissolving carbon dioxide in water.