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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250219
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Charles Darwin's House
Down House
Home of Charles Darwin
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Timeline

1842

Charles Darwin moves to Down House

Apr 1856

Darwin begins work on The Origin of Species

1859

Publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

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/>