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Darwin, Erasmus

Born: 1731 AD
Died: 1802 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Naturalists, Physiologist, Poets

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