Charles Darwin
#2 Overall Influence

Charles Darwin

British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection"

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Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and he was honoured by burial in Westminster Abbey.

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Biology