Born on March 26, 1941, Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, author and biologist who rose to prominence with his book The Selfish Gene (1976). He is mostly recognized for introducing the term meme.

Richard Dawkins

Before Fame: Before fame, he graduated from Balliol College

Family/ Relationships

Richard Dawkins Family/Parents

Dawkins was born in Nairobi. He is the son of Jean Mary Vyvyan and Clinton John Dawkins, who was an agricultural civil servant in the British Colonial Service in Nyasaland.

Richard Dawkins Wife/Affair/Children

He has been married three times, and has one daughter. On 19 August, 1967, he married Marian Stamp. The couple divorced in 1984. In 1984,he married Eve Barham in Oxford. They had a daughter, Juliet Emma Dawkins. In 1992, he married Lalla Ward.

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Personal Information

  • Full Name: Clinton Richard Dawkins
  • Nicknames: Richard Dawkins
  • Birthday: 26 March 1941
  • Age: 76 years old
  • Birthplace: Nairobi
  • Current Residence: United Kingdom
  • Education: Oundle School, Balliol College
  • Profession: Ethologist, Author, Evolutionary biologist
  • Nationality: British
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion: Atheism
  • Zodiac: Aries
  • Spouse/Wife: Marian Stamp(1967-1984), Eve Barham(1984-divorced), Lalla Ward(1992-2016)
  • Children:  Juliet Emma
  • Net Worth: $135 million USD


  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Chest Size: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • His wife, the former actress Lalla Ward is now an illustrator and illustrates his books.
  • He holds the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford.
  • He is the one who coined the term “meme” in his book “The Selfish Gene” (1976).

Memorable Quotes:

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.

‘A’ believes in fairies. ‘B’ believes in winged horses. Criticise ‘A’ and you’re rational. Criticise ‘B’ and you’re a bigoted racist Islamophobe.