Reference Entry

Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802), physician and natural philosopher

Maureen McNeil

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Early career, marriages, and family | Botanical practice, theory, and poetry | The Lunar Society and industrialization | Medical theory and practice | Theory of reproduction and evolution | Educating young women | Agricultural theory: Phytologia | Appearance, character, and death | The Temple of Nature | Jacobin scares and the reception of Darwin's work | Influence and reappraisals

Reference Entry.  5299 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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