By: Tralexus whitehead & Deja Smith
Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. Darwin was a British scientist who laid the foundations of the theory of evolution and transformed the way we think about the natural world. Charles Darwin is best known for his work as a naturalist, developing a theory of evolution to explain biological change.
In October 1825, at age 16, Darwin enrolled at Edinburgh University. Two years later, Charles Darwin became a student at Christ’s College in Cambridge. His father suggested he study to become a parson instead, but Darwin was more inclined to study natural history.
Charles Darwin was born into a moderately wealthy family. Charles grew up in comparative luxury in a large house with servants. so he was middle class.
Charles Darwin investigated just about every form of life except dinosaurs--including barnacles, plants, earthworms, and prehistoric mammals. His studies of the origins and evolution of life did coincide with the earliest dinosaur discoveries. His theory helped to make sense of the numerous dinosaur fossils being dug up all over the world in the 19th century.
On November 24, 1859 he published On the Origin of Species.
Charles Darwin Biography