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Darwin, Erasmus

Born: 1731 AD
Died: 1802 AD
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1731 – Born at Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire near Newark-on-Trent, England,on the 12th of August, the youngest of 7 children of Robert Darwin of Elston a lawyer, and his wife Elizabeth Hill.

 

He was educated at Chesterfield School, then later at St John’s College, Cambridge.

 

Obtained his medical education at Edinburgh Medical School.

 

1756 – Darwin settled as a physician at Nottingham.

 

1757 – He married Mary Howard and they had four sons and one daughter.

 

Darwin formed the Lichfield Botanical Society.

 

1783-1785 – He wrote "A System of Vegetables".

 

1787 – Wrote The Families of Plants.

 

1794-1796 – Wrote "Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life".

 

1802 – Darwin died on the 18th of April and was buried in All Saints Church, Breadsall.

 

Erasmus Darwin is commemorated on one of the Moonstones; a series of monuments in Birmingham.

 

Grandfather of Charles Darwin