Charles Darwin's biography

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  • Birth

    Birth
    He was born in Shrewsbury on 12 February 1809,
    he was the fifth of six children of wealthy society doctor and financier Robert Darwin and Susannah Darwin.
  • He goes to the university

    He goes to the university
    In October 1825 Darwin entered the University of Edinburgh to study medicine at the decision of his father.
  • Survey voyage on HMS Beagle

    Survey voyage on HMS Beagle
    Darwin spent most of that time investigating geology and making natural history collections, while HMS Beagle surveyed and charted coasts, and he kept careful notes of his observations.
  • Return from trip

    By the time Darwin returned to England, he was already a celebrity in scientific circles, as in December 1835 Henslow had published a pamphlet of Darwin's geological charts for select naturalists.
  • On the Origin of Species

    On the Origin of Species
    Is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.
    Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection.
  • The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

    The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
    With "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex" Darwin offered multiple tests that placed the human being as one more species of the animal kingdom, showing the continuity between physical and mental characteristics
  • The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

    Is about the way humans and animals mainly birds and mammals express their emotions
  • Death

    Death
    He died in Downe, Kent (England) on April 19, 1882.
    He had expected to be buried in St Mary's churchyard at Downe but at the request of William Spottiswoode (President of the Royal Society) he arranged for Darwin to be honored with a burial at Westminster Abbey.