Charles Darwin

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About Him

Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. In 1831, he embarked on a five-year survey voyage around the world. His studies of specimens around the globe led him to make his theory of evolution and his views on the process of natural selection. In 1859, he published On the Origin of Species. He died on April 19, 1882, in London.

Theory of Evolution

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was that all varieties of life descended from shared ancestors. This means more complex creatures naturally evolved from simpler ancestors over time.

Fun Facts

1. Darwin Wanted to Be a Doctor, But He Couldn't Stand the Sight of Blood
2. Darwin Married His First Cousin
3. More than 120 species have been named after Darwin.
4. Darwin and his wife had 10 children
5. Darwin Once Ate an Owl