Erasmus Darwin

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Birthday
12, 1731
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 18, 1802 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1731
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 18, 1802 (70)

About

British physician, poet, philosopher and inventor who was known for his association with the Midlands Enlightenment.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

Trivia

His 1789 poem "The Loves of the Plants" hinted at the theory of evolution.

Family Life

He married Polly Howard and Elizabeth Pole, and had fourteen children, two of whom were illegitimate.

Associated With

He was the grandfather of Charles Darwin.