Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882)

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  • Born

    Born
    Born on:
    The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
  • Darwin decided that the different species of finches on the Galapagos Islands were all descended from a single finch ancestor.

    Darwin decided that the different species of finches on the Galapagos Islands were all descended from a single finch ancestor.
    In 1845 he published thoughts, formed much earlier, about the new species of finches he discovered in the Galapagos Islands, saying he could imagine that one original species had been modified into all the different species.
  • the joint theories of Darwin and Wallace are read to the Linnean Society on July 1

    the joint theories of Darwin and Wallace are read to the Linnean Society on July 1
    On 18 June 1858, aged 49, Darwin got a mail from a young naturalist to review his work, with the realization that the young scientist had arrive to his same theory. Darwin friends knew that Darwin have arrive at the theory first but never published so they work out things so both papers would be published together
  • On the Origin of Species

    On the Origin of Species
    Darwin’s game-changing book On the Origin of Species – often called the most important book in the history of biology – became available to the public on November 24, 1859; booksellers immediately sold all 1250 copies.
  • CHARLES DARWIN

    CHARLES DARWIN
    “… probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed.”
  • 24th November 1859: Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species

    24th November 1859: Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species
  • theory of common ancestry

    theory of common ancestry
    “Hardly any point gave me so much satisfaction when I was at work on the ‘Origin,’ as the explanation of the wide difference in many classes between the embryo and the adult animal, and of the close resemblance of the embryos within the same class.” CHARLES DARWIN
  • Died

    Died
    Died at aged 73 on
    Down House, Downe, Kent, England