- 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 (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
Alfred Russel Wallace quotes :
In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.Alfred Russel Wallace
If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.Alfred Russel Wallace