J.B.S. Haldane, FRS (5 November 1892 – 1 December 1964) was a British-born geneticist and evolutionary biologist generally credited with a central role in the development of neo-Darwinian thinking. He was also one
of the founders (along with Ronald Fisher and Sewall Wright) of population genetics. British scientist J.B.S. Haldane was born John Burdon Sanderson Haldane in Oxford, England, on November 5, 1892. After studying at the University of Oxford and serving in World War I, Haldane began a prolific and varied career as a geneticist, biochemist, professor and writer. His work in population genetics, which applied mathematical systems to the combined work of Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel, was particularly influential. Haldane spent his later career in India, where he died in Bhubaneswar on December 1, 1964.