Charles Darwin’s Timeline

  • DOB

    Charles Darwin is born in Shrewsbury, England
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    Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who made significant contributions to the philosophy of science. In 1859, the philosopher published the Origin of Species, proposing the evolution theory that occurs via natural selection. The philosopher’s work profoundly influenced the scientific community, and its implications are still being felt today.
  • HMS Beagle

    Charles Darwin starts on a five-year trip aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin makes observations that will later act as the foundation for the hypothesis of evolution by natural selection.
  • Galapagos Islands

    : Darwin travels to the Galapagos Islands to study the various varieties of finches that dwell there and how they have adapted to their natural circumstances.
  • On the Origin of Species

    Darwin established "On the Origin of Species", explaining the evolution theory as a process driven by natural selection. The book became an instant best-seller and caused quite a stir in the scientific community (Anderson and Mathew 270).
  • The Descent of Man

    Darwin publishes The Descent of Man, which applies his theory of evolution to human beings.
  • DOD

    Charles Darwin died at 73 in London, England