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Darwin, Charles Robert

Born: 1809 AD
Died: 1882 AD
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.