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Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) by John Collier, 1881 by permission of the Linnean Society of London


Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection, was born on 12 February 1809 at The Mount, Shrewsbury, the fifth child and second son of Robert Waring Darwin (1766–1848), Shrewsbury's principal physician, and Susannah Wedgwood (1765–1817). His sisters were ...


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Nicholson, Henry Alleyne (1844–1899), biologist and geologist, was born on 11 September 1844 at Penrith, Cumberland, the son of John Nicholson (1809–1886), landowner, and his wife, Annie Elizabeth, daughter of the naval captain Henry Waring, of Lyme Regis, Dorset. His father had gained a PhD degree from the ...