|1.||Alfred Russel. 1823--1913, British naturalist, whose work on the theory of natural selection influenced Charles Darwin|
|2.||Edgar. 1875--1932, English crime novelist|
|3.||Sir Richard. 1818--90, English art collector and philanthropist. His bequest to the nation forms the Wallace Collection, London|
|4.||Sir William. ?1272--1305, Scottish patriot, who defeated the army of Edward I of England at Stirling (1297) but was routed at Falkirk (1298) and later executed|
Wallace Wal·lace (wŏl'ĭs), Alfred Russel. 1823-1913.
British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution that paralleled the work of Charles Darwin.
|Wallace (wŏl'ĭs) Pronunciation Key
British naturalist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace spent eight years (1854-62) traveling in Malaysia and assembling evidence for his theories, which he sent to Darwin in England. Their findings were first presented to the public in 1858.