Charles Darwin

Early Evolutionists

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Eduard d'Alton

Jean Baptiste Bory de St. Vincent

Heinrich Georg Bronn

Leopold von Buch

Comte de Buffon

Karl Friedrich Burdach

Denis Diderot

Henry Freke

Etienne Geoffroy St. Hilaire

Isidore Geoffroy St. Hilaire

Alexandr Keyserling

Henri Lecoq

Charles Lyell

Benoit de Maillet

Alexander Moritzi

Charles Naudin

Lorenz Oken

Christian Heinrich Pander

Jean Louis Marie Poiret

Constantine Rafinesque

Hermann Schaaffhausen

Franz Unger

Hewett Watson

More than forty individuals wrote about (or claimed to have written about) some aspect of the process of evolution prior to the publication of Charles Darwin's masterpiece On the Origin of Species (1859). Most are long forgotten. As time permits, information about the many advocates of some manner of transformism listed below will be added to the actively maintained list at right.