Alfred Russel Wallace Project

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Alfred Russel Wallace Project

Alfred Russel Wallace was born January 8, 1823 in Llanbadoc, Wales. He had nine siblings, five of which were sisters. He attended grammar school for six years and then he worked as a land surveyor with his older brother in London. From working outside, he became interested in biology and insects. Wallace also became interested in traveling. He traveled all over the world. In his travels, he discovered thousands of new insects. It was in these discoveries that he began to describe his theory of evolution.


-1823 Born on January 8.-1836 Finished school.-1854 Traveled to Malaysia, ' New Guinea.-1854 Discovered the "Wallace Line".-1858 Spoke with Darwin on the Theory of Evolution .-1866 Married Annie Mitten, a daughter of a pharmacist ' botanist.-1868 Received the Royal Medal.-1913 Dies on November 7.

Lasting Impact

Alfred Russel Wallace received many awards in Science and Biology including the Royal Medal (1868), the Darwin Medal (1890), and the Order of Merit (1908). In 1870 he was the President of the Entomological Society of London and in 1881 the Land Nationalisation Society was established and he was made the first President.



Alfred Russel Wallace



Scientist Powtoon

"In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found."

Wallace's theories are still debated today as to how the human body will grow and adapt to the changing environment. Will humans change over time as the world changes around us?

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