Charles Darwin

1809 - 1882

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Charles Robert Darwin (; DAHR-win; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended from common ancestors is now widely 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 that 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 21,871,906 page views. His biography is available in 185 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 179 in 2019). Charles Darwin is the most popular biologist, the 3rd most popular biography from United Kingdom 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 844After him are Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, James Watson, and Luc Montagnier.

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Among people born in 1809, Charles Darwin ranks 1After him are Edgar Allan Poe, Abraham Lincoln, Nikolai Gogol, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Bruno Bauer, William Ewart Gladstone, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 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, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, Theodor Schwann, Louis Blanc, William Stanley Jevons, and Francesco Hayez.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Darwin ranks 3 out of 6,924Before him are Isaac Newton (1643) and William Shakespeare (1564). After him are Elizabeth II (1926), Adam Smith (1723), Elizabeth I of England (1533), Charlie Chaplin (1889), John Locke (1632), Francis Bacon (1561), Winston Churchill (1874), James Watt (1736), and Stephen Hawking (1942).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

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