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18/04/1802 English physician Erasmus Darwin dies


Erasmus Darwin - The Scientist


Erasmus Darwin: People, Language, & History Connections


Chip Off the Old Block? Meet Charles Darwin's Grandpa, Erasmus


The friends who changed the world - Birmingham's Lunar Society


Erasmus Darwin - The Evolution of Evolution | David Rives

Darwin was one of the leading intellectuals of 18th century England. He was a grandfather of Charles Darwin and Francis Galton. As a naturalist, he formulated one of the first formal theories on evolution. Although he did not come up with natural selection, he did discuss many ideas that his grandson elaborated on sixty years later.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Death 

    • Botanical works and the Lichfield Botanical Society 

    • Zoonomia 

    • Poem on evolution 

    • Education of women 

    • Lunar Society 

    • Other activities 

    • Cosmological speculation 

    • Inventions 

    • Rocket engine 

    • Major publications 

    • Appearances 

    • Surviving houses