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Alfred Russel Wallace, OM, FRS, (1823-1913)

Wallace was a man of many talents - an explorer, collector, naturalist, geographer, anthropologist and political commentator. Most famously, he had the revolutionary idea of evolution by natural selection at the same time as Charles Darwin, but entirely independently. For a short time he lived in Barking.
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