Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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  • Charles Darwin is Born.

    Charles Darwin is Born.
    Charles Darwin was a naturalist, geologist, and biologist born in 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. Darwin's parents were religious people, and he and his brother were intended to belong to the church. Although, as he started to attend day-school, he encountered naturalism, and his love for it seemed to be instantaneous, being later in life, the main reason for his vast conflicts with the church.
  • Darwin at Cambridge University.

    Darwin at Cambridge University.
    On January 13, 1828, Darwin went to Cambridge to pursue his BA college degree, which he finally did in 1831.
  • A Voyage Invitation.

    A Voyage Invitation.
    Not surprisingly, Darwin's academic life was spectacular, and he caught the attention of his teachers. John Stevens Henslow (1796 - 1861) was the Professor who recommended him for this voyage, hoping that his smart, promising pupil could explore the world and advance with his studies, which Darwin indeed did. This voyage was the heart of his fantastic theory created a few years later.
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    The voyage of the Beagle

    Voyage led by the captain Robert FitzRoy (1805 - 1865) for mapping the coast of South Africa and the Galapagos Islands.
  • Darwin got Married.

    Darwin got Married.
    Darwin married his cousin Emma Wedgwood (1808 - 1896) on January 29, 1839.
  • "On the origin of species".

    "On the origin of species".
    On November 24, 1859, Darwin finally published his book called "On the origin of species". After the voyage, he spent more than twenty years working on his discoveries, cataloging species, and creating his theory. Sadly, eight of these years were spent on battling an illness and a few others fighting against his morals once his work did not agree with almost anything learned in church, and the conflict between the two would be inevitable. His book was a presentation of his theory to the world.
  • (VIDEO) Charles Darwin - The Voyage of the Beagle - Extra History

    (VIDEO) Charles Darwin - The Voyage of the Beagle - Extra History
  • Work Cited

    van Wyhe, John. “Charles Darwin 1809–2009.” The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, vol. 41, no. 2, Elsevier Ltd, 2009, pp. 251–53, doi:10.1016/j.biocel.2008.08.024. Darwin, Charles, and Nora Barlow. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809-1882: with Original Omissions Restored. Norton, 2005.