Erasmus Darwin

1731 - 1802

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Erasmus Robert Darwin (12 December 1731 – 18 April 1802) was an English physician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erasmus Darwin has received more than 789,457 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Erasmus Darwin is the 89th most popular biologist (down from 57th in 2019), the 585th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 508th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Biologist.

Erasmus Darwin is most famous for being a physician and a natural philosopher. He was born in 1731 and died in 1802. He was the grandfather of Charles Darwin.

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Among biologists, Erasmus Darwin ranks 89 out of 1,097Before him are Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Werner Arber, Stanley B. Prusiner, Ralph M. Steinman, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. After him are Aaron Ciechanover, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Philip Sclater, Hermann Joseph Muller, John B. Calhoun, and Gabriele Falloppio.

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Among people born in 1731, Erasmus Darwin ranks 3Before him are Henry Cavendish, and Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France. After him are Martha Washington, Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, William Aiton, Marcello Bacciarelli, Gabriela Silang, Christian Cannabich, Gaetano Pugnani, Louis Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Ove Høegh-Guldberg. Among people deceased in 1802, Erasmus Darwin ranks 2Before him is Clotilde of France. After him are Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Martha Washington, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Ludovico Manin, Alexander Radishchev, Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Prince Henry of Prussia, María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba, and Jens Juel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Erasmus Darwin ranks 585 out of 8,785Before him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Richard of Cornwall (1209), Maud of Wales (1869), Niels Kaj Jerne (1911), A. S. Neill (1883), and Chris Slade (1946). After him are Tony Iommi (1948), Annie Lennox (1954), Joan Collins (1933), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), and David Attenborough (1926).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Erasmus Darwin ranks 14Before him are Christian de Duve (1917), Richard Owen (1804), John Edward Gray (1800), Robert Edwards (1925), Philip Miller (1691), and Archibald Hill (1886). After him are Philip Sclater (1829), Oliver Smithies (1925), Julian Huxley (1887), John Gurdon (1933), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), and John Ray (1627).