By chaleen
  • Darwin was born

    Darwin was born
    Born in Shrewsbury, England, the son of Robert Waring Darwin and Susannah
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    Darwin's life

  • Darwin leaves on voyage

    Darwin leaves on voyage
    Meets Captain Robert FitzRoy (1805-65) and makes preparations for the voyage. Begins Beagle diary. After two false starts, the ship leaves Plymouth
  • Begins survey of South American Coast

    Begins survey of South American Coast
    Survey of South American Coast from February 1832 to May 1834.
  • Galapagos Islands

    Galapagos Islands
    Visits Galapagos islands from September to October
  • Darwin returns home

    Darwin returns home
    Voyage of the HMS Beagle ends
  • Begins thinking about information from his voyage

    Begins thinking about information from his voyage
    Begins publication of The Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle (1838-43). The naturalist John Gould identifies his bird specimens.
  • Charles Lyell

    Charles Lyell
    Becomes friendly with the geologist Charles Lyell, a Geologist that stated the Earth's continents changed/moved little by little
  • Thomas Malthus

    Thomas Malthus
    Darwin read T. R. Malthus Essay on the Principle of Population (1798).
  • Emma

    Marries Emma Wedgwood
  • Voyage of the Beagle

    Voyage of the Beagle
    Publishes Journal of Researches, later known as Voyage of the Beagle.
  • Birth of first son

    Birth of first son
    First child, a son William, is born. He and Emma eventually have ten children, seven of whom reach adulthood.
  • Annie

    Daugher Annie dies of fever.
  • Wallace

    Receives a letter from Alfred Russel Wallace who is collecting specimens in Indonesia. Wallace encloses an essay on species and varieties that mirrors Darwin’s own theory of natural selection.
  • Wallace and Darwin

    Wallace and Darwin
    Extracts from Darwin and Wallace’s writings presented by Charles Lyell and Joseph Hooker at the Linnean Society of London
  • Publication

    On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life is published in London
  • Award

    Awarded the Copley medal of the Royal Society of London, its highest scientific honor. Tis has been awarded to people such as Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking
  • New Publication

    New Publication
    Publishes The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.
  • New Publication

    New Publication
    Publishes The Descent of Man, and Selection in relation to Sex.
    A list of all his publications.
  • Darwin's death

    Darwin's death
    Seventy-three years old at death
  • Darwin's burial

    Darwin's burial
    Burried at Westminster Abbey near Sir Issac Newton. Wanted to be burried in Parish church yard.