Who Was Charles Darwin

By: Samantha DeGuida & Caroline Eddy

Birthplace and Date

Charles Darwin was born Sherwswbury, England on Febuary 12,1809


Collage 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 preformed. In 1828 he entered christs collage in Cambridge, England to become a minister but he gave up on that idea. He recived his bachlors degree in 1831 from the study of plants. He also started a collection of beetles that became famous.

Character Traits

He became excited when engaged in conversation and he was very animated and bright eyed, even when he was in ill health.

Socioeconomic class

Charles Darwin was born into to a moderately weathly family in his hometown Sherwsbury, England. His father Robert had the largest medical practice outside of London at the same time his mother Susannah, was from a family of wealthy pottery manufactuters. Charles grew up in a large house with servants. His mother died when he was 8 years old. He grew up with his father and his older sisters.

Adult Career

Charles Darwin was an English naturalist renowned for his documentation of evolution and for his theory of its operation, known as Darwinism. His evolutionary theories, propounded chiefly in two works--On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) and The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871)--have had a profound influence on subsequent scientific thought.

Darwin was the son of Robert Waring Darwin, who had one of the largest medical practices outside of London, and the grandson of the physician Erasmus Darwin, the author of Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life, and of the artisan-entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood. Darwin thus enjoyed a secure position in the professional upper middle class that provided him with considerable social and professional advantages.

What Book Did He Write and When Did He Realease it?

Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species on November 24, 1859. It forever changed the way humans think about science. It's not an exaggeration to say that Darwin's landmark work became one of the most influential books in history.
Darwin's Theory Of Evolution - A Brief History

Charles Darwin's contribution to biological science

He described the process of natural selection , he greatly contributed to many specific fields within biology. Darwins contributions to Bontany, and what the other scientists have discovered in the beginning years following Darwins first presentations of his many provocative ideas to the scientific community.