Alfred Russel Wallace bio

Birth Name: Alfred Russel Wallace

Occupation: Biologist

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: January 8, 1823

Date Of Death: November 7, 1913

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

Alfred Russel Wallace was born on the 8th of January, 1823. He was famous for being a Biologist. Best known for his papers on the topic of evolution, this award-winning, 19th-century naturalist independently developed the idea of natural selection around the same time that Charles Darwin became famous for formulating the important theory.

Alfred Russel Wallace was born in England. In his late teens and early twenties, he worked as an apprentice to his surveyor brother, William. He later taught cartography classes at a school in Leicester, England. He formulated the “Wallace effect” hypothesis, which laid out the idea that natural selection protects against the hybridization of animal species. Also an expert on biogeography (the study of the distribution of different species), he traveled widely and conducted research in both the Malay Archipelago and the Amazon River basin.

Alfred Russel Wallace was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

JUMP TO: Alfred Russel Wallace’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos and related celebs.


Alfred Russel Wallace was born in 1820s.

Alfred Russel Wallace is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Alfred’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Alfred Russel Wallace’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Alfred Russel Wallace’s parents.

Associated with

Neel Wanders


PZ Myers


Sally Le Page


Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Alfred Russel Wallace kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Alfred Russel Wallace was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Alfred Russel Wallace
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Alfred Russel Wallace was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Alfred Russel Wallace was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Alfred Russel Wallace had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Alfred Russel Wallace’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

Don’t miss

Who’s the richest Biologist in the world?
Who are the richest people in the world?
When is Alfred Russel Wallace’s birthday?

Fans also viewed

Charles Darwin


Alexander Fleming


Temple Grandin


Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. This page is updated often with new details about Alfred Russel Wallace. Bookmark this page and come back often for updates.