Erasmus Robert Darwin was an English physician. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave-trade abolitionist, inventor, and poet.
Erasmus Robert Darwin
12 December 1731
|Died||18 April 1802 (aged 70)|
|Resting place||All Saints Church, Breadsall|
|Relatives||See Darwin–Wedgwood family|
He was a British physician, poet, philosopher, and inventor who was linked to the Midlands Enlightenment.
He married Polly Howard and Elizabeth Pole, and had fourteen children, two of whom were illegitimate.
He went to the University of Edinburgh to study medicine.
His 1789 poem "The Loves of the Plants" hinted at the theory of evolution.
He was the grandfather of Charles Darwin .
● Erasmus Darwin was born on December 12, 1731 (age 70) in England ● He is a celebrity doctor ● His popular books are The Botanic Garden (1789), Zoonomia (1794), Letters of Erasmus Darwin, The golden age and The loves of the plants (1789) ● He died on April 18, 1802, Breadsall, United Kingdom● He had 2 children Robert Darwin, Francis Sacheverel Darwin● His spouse is Elizabeth Pole (m. 1781), Mary Howard (m. 1757–1770)● Erasmus Darwin has 6 siblings in His family: Robert Waring Darwin of Elston, William Alvey Darwin, Susannah Darwin, Elizabeth Darwin, John Darwin, Anne Darwin
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