Charles Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882)

  • Birth of Charles Darwin

    Birth of Charles Darwin
    Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 12 February 1809.
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    Life of Charles Darwin

  • Cambridge University

    Cambridge University
    Darwin enrolls into Christ's College, Cambridge.
  • Charles Darwin Sets Sail on the Beagle

    Charles Darwin Sets Sail on the Beagle
    Spending five years on the Beagle and on land observing and taking notes about geology, and zoology. He frequently sent specimens and letters back to Cambridge.
  • "The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs"

    "The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs"
  • The Royal Medal

    The Royal Medal
    Charles received the Royal Medal from the Royal Society, for his work during the beagle Voyage. The honor included his current work at that time which was his research of barnacles.
  • Views of Evolution

    Views of Evolution
    Despite the book not being finished, Darwin went public on his views of Evolution. It took him over thirteen months to finish his book due to his illness.
  • Origin of Species

    Origin of Species
    These works were the foundation of the evolution of biology.
  • The Desent of Man

    The Desent of Man
    Darwin published his last book on evolution. This book covered many things including ethics, sexes, and psychology.
  • Honorary Doctorate from Cambridge University

    Honorary Doctorate from Cambridge University
    The seremony for his Honorary Doctorate was held at the senate house with many students in attendance.
  • Death of Charles Darwin

    Death of Charles Darwin
    Charles passes away at his house. He was supposed to be buried in St Mary’s churchyard at Downe, but colleagues arranged for Charles to be given a state funeral and buried in Westminster Abbey. Charles was buried close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton.