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