Darwin, Charles Robert

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Born: Feb 12, 1809 AD
Died: 1882 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Naturalists


1809 - Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on the 12th of February.

 

1817 - Attended the school runned by the preachers of the Unitarian Chapel.

 

1818 - At the age of nine, he entered Anglican Shrewsbury School.

 

1825 - He was an apprentice to his father, a doctor. He attended University of Edinburgh to study medicine and learned taxidermy from John Edmonstone, a freed black slave who told him exciting tales of the South American rainforest.

 

1827 - His father enrolled him in a Bachelor of Arts course at Christ's College, University of Cambridge to qualify as a clergyman but he preferred riding and shooting to studying. He met Reverend John Stevens Henslow, professor of botany.

 

1831-1836 - Accompanied H. M. S. Beagle as naturalist on voyage throughout much of Southern Hemisphere.

 

1837 - Elected to the Council of the Geographical Society on the 7th of February.

 

1838 - He went to Scotland to have a break and did some research works.

 

1839 - Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society on the 24th of January.

 

       - Married Emma Wedgwood at Maer in an Anglican ceremony on the 29th of January.

 

1849 - Went to Malvern to improve his chronic ill health.

 

1853 - Earned the Royal Society's Royal Medal and it made his reputation as a biologist.

 

1854 - He continued his work on his theory of species.

 

1859 - Wrote his book entitled The Origin of Species.

 

1871 - He wrote his book entitled The Descent of Man.

 

1882 - He died on the 9th of April.

 

 

 

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