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Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Name: Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Born: 01/08/1823
  • Died: 11/07/1913 (90 years old)
  • Known for: Co-discovery of natural selection, Pioneering work on biogeography, Wallace Line, Wallace effect, Endplainlist

Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS (8 January 1823? 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, biologist and illustrator. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin’s writings in 1858. This prompted Darwin to publish On the Origin of Species.

Birth Place: Llanbadoc, Monmouthshire, Great Britainefn|Though today in Wales, Monmouthshire’s status was ambiguous at this time, considered by some as part of England. See Monmouthshire (historic) (Ambiguity over status).

Death Place: Broadstone, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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