Home of Charles Darwin

Home of Charles Darwin

This country villa was the home of Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin and his family for 40 years. It was here that he composed On the Origin of Species.

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Quick Facts

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Charles Darwin's House
Down House
Home of Charles Darwin
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Affiliations
Christianity
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Styles
Victorian Era
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Timeline

1842

Charles Darwin moves to Down House

1846

Charles Darwin studies barnacles

Apr 1856

Darwin begins work on The Origin of Species

18 Jun 1858

Charles Darwin receives letter from Alfred Russel Wallace

1859

Publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

1873

John Fiske visits Darwin at Down House, calls him the "loveliest old grandpa"

19 Apr 1882

Death of Charles Darwin

Bibliography

  1. Official Website of Charles Darwin's House. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/home-of-charles-darwin-down-house/>