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Birth date and birth place.

Charles Robert Darwin was born on 12 February 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire into a wealthy and well-connected family. His maternal grandfather was china manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood, while his paternal grandfather was Erasmus Darwin, one of the leading intellectuals of 18th century England.

Where did charles go to college

Charles Darwin came from a prosperous family. His father, Robert Darwin was a doctor in Shrewsbury. His grandfathers were Erasmus Darwin, who was an author, philosopher and scientist and Josiah Wedgwood the famous potter.He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Edinburgh University where he read medicine. Darwin did not complete his studies at Edinburgh and went to Cambridge to read theology. While he was at Edinburgh he developed an interest in natural history which was to continue during his time at Cambridge and for the rest of his life.

Character traits of charles darwin

An affable country gentleman, Darwin at first shocked religious Victorian society by suggesting that animals and humans shared a common ancestry. However, his nonreligious biology  appealed to the rising class of professional scientists, and by the time of his death evolutionary imagery had spread through all of science literature, and politics. Darwin, himself an agnostic, was accorded the ultimate British accolade of burial in Westminster Abbey, london.
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Charles Darwins Book

The book that he wrote was The Voyage of the Beagle was published in 1839 as his Journal and Remarks.

Contribution to science

Darwin is remembered for his brilliant science: in many ways though he was equally gifted in philosophy. He himself made many fundamental changes to the way we approach philosophy, and his work has inspired the work of many philosophers in the last 150 years.

charles darwins social 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 was in a uper middle social class.