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People/Characters: Erasmus Darwin

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius by Mike Jay
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882 by Charles Darwin
Before Darwin : reconciling God and nature by Keith Stewart Thomson
Charles Darwin: A Biography: Volume 2, The Power of Place by Janet Browne
Charles Darwin: A New Life by John Bowlby
Darwin for Beginners by Jonathan Miller
Darwin's Century: Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It by Loren Eiseley
Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott
Darwin's Illness by Ralph Colp
Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution by Randal Keynes
Darwin: Norton Critical Edition by Philip Appleman
Doctor Darwin by Hesketh Pearson
Doctor of Revolution: The Life and Genius of Erasmus Darwin by Desmond King-Hele
Erasmus Darwin by Desmond King-Hele
Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic Poets by Desmond King-Hele
Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin by Desmond King-Hele
Erasmus Darwin: A Life of Unequalled Achievement by Desmond King-Hele
Erasmus Magister by Charles Sheffield
Evolution, Old & New Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, as compared with that of Charles Darwin by Samuel Butler
The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream by Kirkpatrick Sale
Genesis and Geology: A Study in the Relations of Scientific Thought, Natural Theology, and Social Opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850 by Charles Gillispie
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
Harriet Martineau: First Woman Sociologist by Susan Hoecker-Drysdale
How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate by Wendy Moore
In Search of Frankenstein by Radu Florescu
Industrial Enlightenment: Science, Technology, & Culture in Birmingham and the West Midlands 1760-1820 by Peter M. Jones
Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenkonot in English Common Knowledge
Later bloomers : 35 folks over age 35 who found their passion and purpose by Debra Eve
The Life of Erasmus Darwin by Charles Darwin
The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made the Future by Jenny Uglow
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist by Thomas Levenson
The Potter's Hand by A. N. Wilson
An Unconventional Wife: the life of Julia Sorell Arnold by Mary Hoban
Western Intellectual Tradition: From Leonardo to Hegel by Jacob Bronowski
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

Character description

Paternal grandfather of Charles [Robert] Darwin, the scientist.

Erasmus Darwin (12 December 1731 – 18 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 also a founding member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a discussion group of pioneering industrialists and natural philosophers. He turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King.

Erasmus Darwin House, his home in Lichfield, is now a museum dedicated to Erasmus Darwin and his life's work. A school in nearby Chasetown recently converted to Academy status and is now known as Erasmus Darwin Academy.

Erasmus Darwin in Wikipedia

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