07-Nov-1913: Alfred Russel Wallace dies

Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913)

On 7th November 1913, the man who independently (along with Charles Darwin) came up with the idea of Natural Selection, Alfred Russel Wallace, died, age 90, at his home in Dorset.

Once the two men became acquainted, Darwin and Wallace maintained a respectful friendship for the rest of Darwin’s life—even though they came to disagree on a small number of issues.

For more on Wallace and Darwin’s friendship, see my article Modesty and candour: the Darwin-Wallace friendship.

Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteNewsletterMastodonetc…

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