Charles Darwin

-Samantha Abrams

About Charles Darwin:

He was a English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection.

When and where was Charles Darwin born?

Born: February 12, 1809, Shrewsbury, Shrosphire England.

Died: April 19, 1882, Down House

College Education:

Darwin planned to follow a medical career and went to Edinburgh University, however he didnt like the sight of blood. So later he switched to Divinity at Cambridge.

Adult Career-

1809- Born Februray 12th

1817- Mother died

1818- 1825- Attended Dr. Butlers school in Shrewsburg

1825-1827- Went to Edinburgh University

1827- Went to Cambridge University

1831- Graduated

1831-1836- Expedition on the H.M.S. Beagle

1838-1841- Secretary of Geologic Society

1839- Published the The Journal Of A Naturalist

1839- Married Emma Wedgwood

1840- Published Zoology Of The Voyage Of The Beagle

1842- Published The Structure & Distribution Of Coral Reef

1842- Wrote first draft of Origin Of Species

1844- Expanded the book

1851- 1853- Published Monograph on the Cirripedia

1858- Essays of Wallace & Darwin were discovered with similar views

1859- Published on The Origin of Species by Natural Selection

1862- Published Fertilization Of Orchids

1868- Published Varation Of Animals & Plants Under Domestication

1872- Published The Expression of Emotions of Man & Animals

1876- Published Affects of Cross & Self Fertilization In Vegetable Kingdom

1882- Died April 19

Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution


-Married his 1st cousin.

-Had 10 children.

-Born on the same day as Abraham Lincoln.

-Has a mountain named after him, in Tierra Del Fuego.


  • Darwin changed the world from being seen as static to evolving (changing) Microbes, over billions of years, changed into trees, animals and men. Living things do not reproduce true to their type after all, but change into different things, Charles believes.

  • Darwin believes that things live because of some vital essence, life force, or spirit, rather than because of mechanisms understandable to scientists.