Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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  • Born

    Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK. His parents were Robert Waring Darwin and Susannah Wedgwood.
  • Darwin began college

    Darwin began college
    At 15 years old Charles Darwin attended Edinburgh medical school, but dropped out due to not being able to stand the sight of blood. Eventually he would enroll in Christ College, Cambridge.
  • Darwin graduated from college

    Darwin graduated from college
    Charles Darwin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Christ College, Cambridge.
  • The HMS Beagle sets sail

    The HMS Beagle sets sail
    Darwin begins his journey around the world aboard the HMS Beagle. As a naturalist he will collect and identify many different specimens at different parts of the world.
  • The HMS Beagle returns

    The HMS Beagle returns
    Darwin returns from his 5 years at see and begins formulating his theory of evolution.
  • Published the Origin of Species

    Published the Origin of Species
    Darwin published his findings on evolution in the Origin of Species after nearly 20 years. He waited so long because he wanted to make sure that he had indisputable evidence of his theory.
  • Died

    Charles Darwin passed away in Downe, Kent, England, UK.