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  1. Charles Darwin | Biography & Facts | Britannica

    Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, was a doctor whose talk of transmutation - the word for, essentially, evolution - led to Erasmus being discredited and shamed, giving Charles a fear of public censure and leaving him slow to publish his works.

  2. Charles Darwin - Theory, Book & Quotes - Biography

    Aug 28, 2019 · Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, in the tiny merchant town of Shrewsbury, England. A child of wealth and privilege who loved to explore nature, Darwin was the second youngest of six kids.

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    • April 19, 1882
  3. Charles Darwin - Wikipedia

    Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 12 February 1809, at his family's home, The Mount. He was the fifth of six children of wealthy society doctor and financier Robert Darwin and Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood). His grandfathers Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood were both prominent abolitionists.

  4. Charles Darwin | National Geographic Society

    Aug 23, 2019 · Charles Darwin was born in 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, a doctor, had high hopes that his son would earn a medical degree at Edinburgh University in Scotland, where he enrolled at the age of sixteen.

  5. Biography of Charles Darwin - ThoughtCo

    Jan 28, 2020 · Charles Darwin (Feb. 12, 1809 to April 19, 1882) holds a unique place in history as the foremost proponent of the theory of evolution.Indeed, to this day, Darwin is the most famous evolution scientist and is credited with developing the theory of evolution through natural selection.

  6. Charles Darwin - Biography, Facts and Pictures

    Charles Darwin was now admired in the world of natural science, and his father agreed to continue funding his work. In fact, other people also recognized the value of Darwin’s work, and he now received a large grant from the British government to write up his observations from the Beagle’s expedition.

  7. Charles Darwin - HISTORY

    Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is a loose set of ideologies that emerged in the late 1800s in which Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was used to justify certain ...

  8. Charles Darwin: The Theory of Evolution

    (Charles Darwin, letter to Henry Fawcett, who had defended Darwin before the British Association for the Advancement of Science against a critic who said Darwin's book was too theoretical and that he should have just "'put his facts before us and let them rest," quoted from Michael Shermer, "Colorful Pebbles and Darwin's Dictum: Science is an ...

  9. The Evolution of Charles Darwin | Science | Smithsonian Magazine

    When Darwin’s uncle, Josiah Wedgwood, was trying to convince Darwin’s father that young Charles should be allowed to sail on the Beagle, Josiah noted Charles was “a man of enlarged curiosity.”

    • Frank J. Sulloway
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