Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fact of the Day: Doctor Grandfather

Charles Darwin's grandfather Erasmus Darwin was quite the well-respected doctor. King George III offered him the role as the Physician to the King, which he declined. 

23 comments:

  1. I guess intelligence runs in the family.

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  2. wise to decline!
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  3. The smart genes were overflowing in that lineage:D

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  4. Probably had other things to do.

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  5. I wouldn't treat a king either.... unless it's Elven King Thranduil

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  6. What? He didn't want to treat the Mad King?

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  7. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    Why did he decline the offer?

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    1. George III eventually became mentally ill, so that's probably why

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  9. Smart man! Not much future in treating a Mad King!

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  10. Seems greatness ran in the family

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  11. I think there's a bridge in Rotterdam named Erasmus!

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  12. Probably a smart decision since George III ended up insane,

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  13. Nice fact, I always learn something when I come on your blog :)

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  15. Good thing he turned it down, huh? I guess Erasmus didn't want to get the blame when George went crackers.

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  16. does that mean he was a scientist too?

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