December 12, 1731, Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire (near Newark-on-Trent), England.

April 18, 1802, Breadsall Priory (near Derby), England (now a hotel and country club).

All Saints Church, Breadsall, Derbyshire, England.


Darwin was a physician, natural philosopher, physiologist, slave trade abolitionist, inventor and poet. 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 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 a museum dedicated to Darwin and his life’s work. A school in nearby Burntwood is known as Erasmus Darwin Academy.

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  4. Roll On, Ye Stars