An English Naturalist
About Charles Darwin
Charles was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England and died on April 19, 1882. He was the second youngest of six children. He came from a family of scientist and he wanted to be one too. Darwin's mother died when he was 8 years old. He cam from a wealthy family and had privileges to be able to explore the nature.
In October 1825, at age 16, Darwin enrolled at Edinburgh University with his brother Erasmus. Two years later, Darwin got into Christ’s College in Cambridge. His father wanted him to follow him in his footsteps and become a medical doctor. His father suggested he study to become a parson instead, but Darwin wanted to study natural history. Charles Darwin wanted to become a naturalist.
Darwin's Voyage and Discoveries
Darwin went on a voyage on The Beagle. The trip took him five years. He went to the Galopogos islands to study the different kind of species on the islands. He made many discoveries but he made a theory too. Darwinmade the theory of evolution. It states that all species of life have changed over time.