Alfred Russel Wallace

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In History
  • Wallace Born in Llanbadoc, Wales

    Wallace Born in Llanbadoc, Wales
    Wallace's birthplace: Kensington Cottage, Copyright: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund (G. W. Beccaloni.)
  • Moved to Hertford

    Moved to Hertford
    Image: Wallace's school: The Old Hertford Grammar School. Copyright: The Alfred Russel Wallace Website (George Beccaloni)
  • Lives on Robert Street London with his brother John.

    Lives on Robert Street London with his brother John.
    Image: Robert Street Sign recreation.
  • Taken out of Hertford Grammar School

    Taken out of Hertford Grammar School
    Image: Watercolor of Hertford Grammar School circa 1815, Copyright Tom Gladwin.
  • Works as a Land Surveyor with his brother William.

    Works as a Land Surveyor with his brother William.
    Image: Colonial Surveying Tools, history.org.
  • Stays at Collegiate School in Leicester

    Stays at Collegiate School in Leicester
    Image: Collegiate School in Leicester, The Alfred Russel Wallace Website
  • Moves to Neath, Wales

    Moves to Neath, Wales
    Image: Neath, Wales by William Wallace, The Alfred Russel Wallace Website.
  • Travel in South America with H.W. Bates

    Travel in South America with H.W. Bates
    Image: Henry Walter Bates, Natural History Museum
  • South America exploration ends.

    South America exploration ends.
    Image: Wallace's boat "Helen" sinking, The Alfred Russel Wallace Website
  • Lives on Upper Albany Street

    Lives on Upper Albany Street
    Image: Albany Street Sign recreation.
  • Published: A Narrative Of Travels On The Amazon And Rio Negro: With An Account Of The Native Tribes, And Observations On The Climate, Geology And Natural History Of The Amazon Valley

    Published: 	A Narrative Of Travels On The Amazon And Rio Negro: With An Account Of The Native Tribes, And Observations On The Climate, Geology And Natural History Of The Amazon Valley
    Image: Original title page "A Narrative Of Travels On The Amazon And Rio Negro: With An Account Of The Native Tribes, And Observations On The Climate, Geology And Natural History Of The Amazon Valley", Achive.org
  • Married Annie Mitten

    Married Annie Mitten
    Image: Annie Mitten, The Alfred Russel Wallace Page.
  • Wallace Line named by Huxley

    Wallace Line named by Huxley
    Image: Original Wallace-line from Wallace's paper, Wikimedia
  • Awarded Royal Medal

    Awarded Royal Medal
    Image: Wallace's Royal Medal, Copyright Wallace Memorial Fund.
  • Published "The Malay Archipelago"

    Published "The Malay Archipelago"
    Image: Title page of the first edition, Wikimedia
  • Awarded Société de Géographie Gold Medal

    Awarded Société de Géographie Gold Medal
    Image: Gold Medal of the Société de Géographie, Copyright Wallace Memorial Fund.
  • Published "Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection"

    Published "Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection"
    Image: Original title page of Wallace's book "Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection," Archive.org.
  • Published The Action of Natural Selection on Man

    Published The Action of Natural Selection on Man
    Image: Title Page of First Edition, Archive.org
  • Published On Miracles and Modern Spiritualism

    Published On Miracles and Modern Spiritualism
    Image: Original title page of "On Miracles and Modern Spiritualism." Archive.org.
  • Published the Geographical Distribution of Animals

    Published the Geographical Distribution of Animals
    Image: Original title page of the "Geographical Distribution of Animals," Biodiversity Library. Learn more...
  • Published Tropical Nature and Other Essays

    Published Tropical Nature and Other Essays
    Image: Original title page of "Tropical Nature and Other Essays," Archive.org
  • Published Island Life Or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Fauna and Flora

    Published Island Life Or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Fauna and Flora
    Image: Original title page of "Island Life Or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Fauna and Flora", Archive.org
  • Published Bad Times & How to Cause Wealth to be More Equally Distributed

    Published Bad Times &  How to Cause Wealth to be More Equally Distributed
    Image: Original title page "Bad Times", Archive.org
  • Published Darwinism - An Exposition on the Theory of Natural Selection and Some of its Applications"

    Published Darwinism - An Exposition on the Theory of Natural Selection and Some of its Applications"
    Image: Original title page of "Darwinism - An Exposition on the Theory of Natural Selaction and Some of its Applications", Archive.org
  • First Recipient of Royal Society Darwin Medal

    First Recipient of Royal Society Darwin Medal
    ImageL Wallace's Royal Society Darwin Medal, Copyright Wallace Memorial fund.
  • Awarded Royal Geographical Society Founder's Medal

    Awarded Royal Geographical Society Founder's Medal
    Image: Wallace's Founder's Medal, Copyright Wallace Memorial Fund.
  • Awarded Linnean Medal

    Awarded Linnean Medal
    Image: Wallace's Gold Medal of the Linnean Society, Copyright Wallace Memorial Fund.
  • Published The Wonderful Century - Its Successes and Failures

    Published The Wonderful Century - Its Successes and Failures
    Image: Original Title Page. "The Wonderful Century". Archive.org
  • Published Man's Place in the Universe

    Published Man's Place in the Universe
    Image: Third edition title page "Man's Place in the Universe", archive.org
  • Published My Life

    Published My Life
    Image: Original title page of Wallace's "My Life," Archive.org.
  • Published: Is Mars Habitable?

    Published: Is Mars Habitable?
    Image: Original title page of "Is Mars Habitable?" Archive,org
  • First recipient of the Darwin-Wallace Medal (only gold version)

    First recipient of the Darwin-Wallace Medal (only gold version)
    Wallace's Darwin-Wallace medal, copyright Wallace Memorial Fund.
  • Awarded Royal Society Copley Medal

    Awarded Royal Society Copley Medal
    Image: Wallace's Copley Medal, Copyright Wallace Memorial Fund.
  • Awarded Order of Merit

    Awarded Order of Merit
    Image: Wallace's Order of Merit, Copyright Wallace Memorial Fund.
  • Published Land Nationalisation, Its Neccessity and Its Aims

    Published Land Nationalisation, Its Neccessity and Its Aims
    Image: Original Title page "Land Nationalisation, Its Neccessity and Its Aims", Archive.org
  • Died in Broadstone, England.

    Died in Broadstone, England.
    Image: Restored Grave of Wallace, Wikimedia (George W. Beccaloni)
  • Period: to

    The Malay Archipelago Exploration