Who was Charles Darwin ???

by: England Dingle & Toni Ellerby..

Birthplace & Date...

Chalres Darwin was born Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809

Collge Education...

In 1825 Darwin went to Edinburgh University in Scotland to study medicine, but he soon realized that he was unable to even watch an operation being performed. In 1828 he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, England, to become a minister. He soon gave up that idea also, but he continued to study. He attended John Stevens Henslow's course in botany (the study of plants), started a collection of beetles that became famous, and read widely. He received his bachelor's degree in 1831.

Some Character Traits...

Some cahracter traits are that Charles Darwin is a lazy boy and also called a naughty child.

Socioeconomic Class ....

Charles Darwin was born into a moderately wealthy family in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert, had the largest medical practice outside of London at the time and his mother, Susannah Wedgwood, was from a family of wealthy pottery manufacturers. She died when Charles was only 8 years old. Thereafter, he was raised mostly by his father and doting older sisters. Charles grew up in comparative luxury in a large house with servants.

Adult Carrer beginning to end (Summarized)..

Childhood- Charles Robert Darwin was born in the town of Shrewsbury, England on February 12th 1809.

College Education- At the tender age of sixteen, Charles was enrolled at Edinburgh University by his father to study medicine and follow in the footsteps of both his grandfather Erasmus Darwin and his father Robert as a physician.

Darwin's "Informal" Education- It has often been repeated that, as a young boy, Charles Darwin was not a good student or that he was lazy. However, it is apparent that he had a natural inclination towards science and showed an enthusiastic willingness to devote time and effort to it at an early age. In his autobiography he recalls a situation when he was only eight years old and a student at Rev. Case’s School that suggests this orientation.


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