Erasmus Darwin

1731 - 1802

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Erasmus 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 521,601 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Erasmus Darwin is the 45th most popular biologist (up from 47th in 2019), the 439th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 429th in 2019) and the 8th 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 45 out of 844Before him are August Weismann, Ada Yonath, Harald zur Hausen, Jean-Henri Fabre, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, and Adelbert von Chamisso. After him are Robert Brown, Christian de Duve, Theodor Schwann, Hans Spemann, Hugo de Vries, and Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin.

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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, Gaetano Pugnani, Ove Høegh-Guldberg, Marcello Bacciarelli, William Aiton, Christian Cannabich, Maria Fortunata d'Este, and William Cowper. Among people deceased in 1802, Erasmus Darwin ranks 1After him are Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Clotilde of France, Ludovico Manin, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Martha Washington, Luisa of Naples and Sicily, Alexander Radishchev, Franz Aepinus, Prince Henry of Prussia, and Jens Juel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Erasmus Darwin ranks 439 out of 6,924Before him are Isaac Barrow (1631), Walter Raleigh (1554), John Dowland (1563), James IV of Scotland (1473), Thomas Hardy (1840), and Edgar the Peaceful (943). After him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Sid Vicious (1957), Oliver Sacks (1933), William Adams (1564), David Beckham (1975), and Gary Moore (1952).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Erasmus Darwin ranks 8Before him are Alexander Fleming (1881), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Francis Crick (1916), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), and Richard Owen (1804). After him are Robert Brown (1773), Christian de Duve (1917), John Edward Gray (1800), Philip Miller (1691), Julian Huxley (1887), and John Gurdon (1933).