Charles Darwin

1809 - 1882

Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (; 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 over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational 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 19,428,334 page views. His biography is available in 179 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Charles Darwin ranks 1 out of 686After him are Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, Peter Kropotkin, and James Watson.

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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, William Ewart Gladstone, Bruno Bauer, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1882, Charles Darwin ranks 1After him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Friedrich Wöhler, Jesse James, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Arthur de Gobineau, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, Theodor Schwann, Léon Gambetta, Louis Blanc, and Francesco Hayez.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Darwin ranks 3 out of 5,347Before 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), Francis Bacon (1561), Winston Churchill (1874), John Locke (1632), 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), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Francis Crick (1916), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), John Edward Gray (1800), Erasmus Darwin (1731), and John Ray (1627).