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About Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace was a geographer, naturalist, anthropologist, explorer and biologist. A pioneer of biogeography, he extensively studied the distribution of species in the Malay Archipelago and Amazon River basin.
He is recognized best for developing the theory of evolution through natural selection, which was later made popular by Charles Darwin. He was also involved in social activism, having been a critic of capitalism in Britain in the 19th century.
He was one of nine children born to Mary Anne Greenell and Thomas Vere Wallace. He was married to Annie Mitten, daughter of English pharmaceutical chemist William Mitten from 1866 until his death. They had three children.
He was a recipient of the Royal Medal, Darwin Medal, Order of Merit, Founder’s Medal, Copley Medal, amongst others.
He died on 7 November 1913.
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Famous quotes by Alfred Russel Wallace
Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race.Alfred Russel Wallace
I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.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
In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.Alfred Russel Wallace
What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters.Alfred Russel Wallace
F.A.Q. about Alfred Russel Wallace
When is his birthday?
Alfred Russel Wallace's birthday is on January 8, 1823.
In how many days is his birthday?
Alfred's birthday is in 165 days
How old was Alfred when he died?
He was 90 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 7, 1913.
How old would he be today?
Alfred Russel Wallace would be 198 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Alfred from?
He was born in Usk, Monmouthshire, England, UK.
Alfred Russel Wallace's Popularity
Alfred Russel Wallace was a famous British geographer, biologist, and explorer, who was born on January 8, 1823. As a person born on this date, Alfred Russel Wallace is listed in our database as the 114th most popular celebrity for the day (January 8) and the 5th most popular for the year (1823).
People born on January 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Alfred Russel Wallace is the 2674th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Alfred Russel Wallace's birthday, Alfred Russel Wallace is the 518th most famous British.
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