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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 723,468 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Erasmus Darwin is the 54th most popular biologist (down from 45th in 2019), the 508th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 438th in 2019) and the 10th 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 54 out of 841Before him are Nikolai Vavilov, Hugo de Vries, Vladimir Vernadsky, Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean-Henri Fabre, and François Jacob. After him are Albert Claude, Hugo Theorell, Ernst Mayr, Hermann Joseph Muller, Linda B. Buck, and George Beadle.

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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, Marcello Bacciarelli, Gaetano Pugnani, Christian Cannabich, William Aiton, Ove Høegh-Guldberg, Maria Fortunata d'Este, and Louis Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1802, Erasmus Darwin ranks 1After him are Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, Clotilde of France, Marie François Xavier Bichat, Martha Washington, Ludovico Manin, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Luisa of Naples and Sicily, María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba, Prince Henry of Prussia, Alexander Radishchev, and Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Erasmus Darwin ranks 508 out of 7,765Before him are Stanley Baldwin (1867), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Frank Williams (1942), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592), and Annie Besant (1847). After him are William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Thomas Cranmer (1489), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), David Hockney (1937), and Henry Hudson (1570).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among biologists born in United Kingdom, Erasmus Darwin ranks 10Before him are Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Francis Crick (1916), Robert Brown (1773), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Christian de Duve (1917), and Richard Owen (1804). After him are John Edward Gray (1800), Philip Miller (1691), Julian Huxley (1887), John Gurdon (1933), William Carey (1761), and Philip Sclater (1829).