Charles Darwin

  • Birth

    Born in the Mount House, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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    Studies at Cambridge University for a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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    the Beagle Voyage

    His time on the HMS Beagle took him down the eastern coast of South America and up the western coast. After this, the ship was sailed to the Galapagos Islands and Australia. During his time in the Galapagos Islands, he began formulating an idea about how species evolved through natural selection based on their environments.
  • Origin of Species

    After returning home from his voyage on the HMS Beagle, he began to write papers on the observances made on the voyage. This would lead to him writing "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection", which was first published in London. This book and all six future editions laid the groundwork for the modern theory of evolution and natural selection.
  • Death

    Died in his home - the Down House, Downe, United Kingdom at the age of 73.