Charles Darwin

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  • Birth

    Charles Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809. His father was Robert Waring Darwin and his mother was Susannah Nee Wedgwood.
  • School

    Charles Darwin was removed from school, being deemed unsuccessful. He then goes to Edinburgh University to study medicine.
  • Robert Grant

    Darwin meets his mentor, Robert Grant, at Edinburgh and studies marine animals.
  • BA Exam

    Darwin ranks 10th out of 178 students on his BA exam.
  • Observations off the Coast of Chile

    Darwin writes and reads his first scientific paper, Observations off the Coast of Chile.
  • Marriage

    Darwin marries his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood.
  • The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs

    Darwin writes a 35-page sketch of evolutionary theory. He also writes The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs.
  • Royal Medal

    The Royal Society awards Charles Darwin with their Royal Medal for his work on barnacles.
  • Darwinsim

    Darwinism spreads to the British Association
  • Doctorate of Law

    Cambridge bestows Darwin with a honorary doctorate of law
  • Death

    Charles Darwin dies on April 10th, 1882. He was 73 years old and passed away due to complications after a heart attack and multiple seizures.
  • Summary

    Charles Darwin is one of the most well-known and one of the most influential philosophers in history. He came up with theories on evolution along with is the entire reason for the term "Darwinism". The theory of Evolution changed how we as a society thought and changes science for good! Without Charles Darwin, it would have taken longer to realize how evolution works! He was a genius of his time and a huge contribution to the philosophy of science and science in its entirety.
  • Citations

    Citations :
    “The Major Works of Charles Darwin.” Darwin Online,

    “Timeline of the Life of Charles Robert Darwin.” Darwin Online,
  • Photo Citations 1

    “Charles Darwin.”, A&E Networks Television, 28 Aug. 2019,
    Darwin, Charles. “Darwin's Biography (Early Life) - Discovering Darwin.” Discovering Galapagos Evolution Zone,
  • Photo Citations 2

    “Emma Darwin.” Shrewsbury School, 6 Feb. 2019,
    “The Impact of Social Darwinism The Impact of Social Darwinism.” The Great Courses Daily, 28 Sept. 2020,