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Erasmus Darwin
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Name Erasmus Darwin
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 12 Dec 1731 Elton, Nottinghamshire, England
Marriage to Mary Howard
Marriage to Elizabeth Colyear
Death[1][2] 18 Apr 1802 Derby, Derbyshire, England
Reference Number? Q234050?

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Erasmus Darwin (12 December 173118 April 1802) 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.

His poems included much natural history, including a statement of evolution and the relatedness of all forms of life.

He was a member of the Darwin–Wedgwood family, which includes his grandsons Charles Darwin and Francis Galton. Darwin was a founding member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a discussion group of pioneering industrialists and natural philosophers.

He turned down an invitation of George III's to become a physician to the King.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Erasmus Darwin, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lyman Horace Weeks. Automobile biographies.