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Location address: United Kingdom, Westminster
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Charles Darwin walked regularly on this square visiting the geologist Roderick Murchison. On January 29, 1842 Roderick Murchison aranged here a meeting between Darwin and the other great scientist Alexander von Humboldt. But Darwin was shocked by Alexander von Humboldt’s behavior because he kept on rattling without givng Darwin the ability to say something.
Belgrave Square is one of the grandest and largest 19th-century squares in London, England. It is the centrepiece of Belgravia, and was laid out by the property contractor Thomas Cubitt for the 2nd Earl Grosvenor, later the 1st Marquess of Westminster, in the 1820s. Most of the houses were occupied by 1840. The square takes its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave. The village of Belgrave, Cheshire is two miles (3 km) from the Grosvenor family’s main country seat of Eaton Hall.
It was finished in 1851, designed by Thomas Cubitt. In 1859, Mayhew & Knight built the entrance and added the octagonal lobby.