Charles Robert Darwin (February 12th, 1809 - April 19th, 1882)

Timeline created by Maxwell.Gavcus
  • The Birth of a Scientific Philosopher

    Charles Darwin was born February 12th, 1809 to Dr. Robert Darwin and his mother Susannah. Dr. Robert Darwin was a physician renowned for his charisma, intuition, and his acute ability to read the character of people who encountered him. He was trusted by not only his friends and family, but by his community as well. His mother, Susannah, was a sympathetic, understanding, and kind daughter of a well-known potter from Central Italy. She died in 1817 when Charles was only eight years old.
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    "The Voyage of The Beagle"

    In 1831 at the age of 22, Charles Darwin left for his five year journey aboard the HMS Beagle and wouldn't return to England until 1836. Published in 1839, "The Voyage of The Beagle" details his travels from the Galapagos where he studied geographic anomalies and variations in species to include his ideas on natural selection, to cataloging the complexities of plant life in Australia. He also details his encounters with the various people and cultures that he met throughout his travels.
  • "On the Origin of Species"

    Originally published in 1859, "On the Origin of Species" is Charles Darwin's recount of his studies that took place during his five year journey aboard the HMS Beagle. Throughout his travels, he began to contrive his theories and arguments about natural selection and its effect on the evolution of species. He details the evidence he gathered that helped prove his theories of evolution. Attached is a short video about his theory.
    Theory of Evolution
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    Darwin Claims His "Place" in the Evolutionary Movement

    Once Darwin published his three major works: "Origin of Species", "The Descent of Man" and "Expressions of Emotions", his recognition in the Scientific and Philosophical communities began to pick up momentum. His teachings and theories led to a whole new term of understanding known as "Darwinism". The community as whole recognized that even though all credit is not owed directly to Darwin, but his research laid a foundation on which even today, scholars debate both in favor of and against.