The Life of Charles Darwin

By: Deja Smith

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Birthplace & Date.

Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England.

College Education.

He went to the University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, Christs College, Cambridge, University of Edinburgh Medical School, and Shrewsbury School.

3 Colleges Charles went to.

2 of Charles characteristics.

He was an independent man that did his work alone and he was a creative thinker.

Class of Charles Darwin.

Darwins father was a wealthy physician, his mother, a daughter of Josiah Wedgwood, one of the richest industrialists in England. Moreover, by wedding his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood, Josiahs daughter, he secured a double-barreled inheritance of the Wedgwood fortune.  

Adult career.

After Charles Darwin left Cambridge, he went on the HMS Beagle in 1831. The HMS Beagle is a survey ship that Charles Darwin stayed on for 5 years. Charles Darin had his own theory on how the species changes over time. Worked for 20 years on trying to figure that out. After meeting Alfred Russel Wallace, another scientist with the same idea, he published a book in 1859.

Charles Darwins book.

Charles Darwin wrote a book called, The Origin of Species. The book was published on November 24, 1859. Darwins book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution.
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His Contribution.

Charles Darwin had a impact on biological science by using a theory on how humans evolved from animals.