Who Is Charles Darwin

by England Dingle and 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.

charles darwin background

charles lived in many places like England, Londan, Dowen, Kent and Shrewbury. His home time is Shrewsbury. Charles went to school at University of Edinburgh, and University of Cambridge, and many more.


1836:A letter
1839: Journal and Remarks (The Voyage of the Beagle)

1839: Part II. Mammalia, by George R. Waterhouse (Darwin on habits and ranges)
·1842: The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs
·1844: Geological Observations of Volcanic Islands
·1846 Geological Observations on South America

·1849: Geology from A Manual of scientific enquiry
·1851: A Monograph of the Sub-class Cirripedia, with Figures of all the Species. The Lepadidae; or, Pedunculated Cirripedes.

Evolution: Who Was Charles Darwin?


Charles Darwin was the founder of modern evolutionary thought, and the developer, along with Alfred Russel Wallace, of the theory that natural selection is a principle driving force in evolution. Darwin is generally recognized as the single greatest thinker in the history of biology, whose contributions provided the basis for understanding the immense diversity that characterizes the natural world.