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Charles Darwin

1809 - 1882

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Charles Robert Darwin ( DAR-win; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist, and biologist, widely known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now generally accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Darwin has received more than 23,844,934 page views. His biography is available in 191 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 185 in 2019). Charles Darwin is the most popular biologist, the 4th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular British Biologist.

Charles Darwin is most famous for his theory of evolution. He proposed that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and that this branching pattern of evolution resulted in the diversity of life we see around us.

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Among biologists, Charles Darwin ranks 1 out of 841After him are Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Luc Montagnier, Ernst Haeckel, James Watson, Karl Landsteiner, and Konrad Lorenz.

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Among people born in 1809, Charles Darwin ranks 1After him are Edgar Allan Poe, Abraham Lincoln, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Braille, Nikolai Gogol, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Bruno Bauer, Albert Pike, William Ewart Gladstone, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1882, Charles Darwin ranks 1After him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Friedrich Wöhler, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jesse James, Arthur de Gobineau, Theodor Schwann, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, Louis Blanc, Francesco Hayez, and William Stanley Jevons.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Darwin ranks 4 out of 7,765Before him are Isaac Newton (1643), Adam Smith (1723), and William Shakespeare (1564). After him are Elizabeth II (1926), John Locke (1632), Francis Bacon (1561), Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), Charlie Chaplin (1889), Stephen Hawking (1942), and James Watt (1736).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Charles Darwin ranks 1After him are Alexander Fleming (1881), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Francis Crick (1916), Robert Brown (1773), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), Erasmus Darwin (1731), John Edward Gray (1800), and Philip Miller (1691).