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:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I guess intelligence runs in the family.

Cloudia said...

wise to decline!
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Unknown said...

Good thing he declined.

Bob Bushell said...

Good for him.

Emmylou said...

The smart genes were overflowing in that lineage:D

Dana said...

Happy Saturday, Adam!

Margaret D said...

Probably had other things to do.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Smart genes!

DEZMOND said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Kati said...

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Why did he decline the offer?

-Kati

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Adam said...

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

Fundy Blue said...

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

Sam said...

Seems greatness ran in the family

Christine said...

smart family!

Sharon said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

nice post!!

stephen Hayes said...

Probably a smart decision since George III ended up insane,

Caro * said...

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

M + K said...

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Al Penwasser said...

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

Teddi said...

does that mean he was a scientist too?