Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Dates
1809-1882
Birth
February 12, 1809
Death
April 19, 1882
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12 Feb 1809
Birth of Charles Darwin
1817
Death of Darwin's mother
1818
Charles Darwin attends Shrewsbury School, dabbles in chemistry
1825
Charles Darwin studies medicine in Edinburgh
1828
Charles Darwin studies divinity at Cambridge
27 Dec 1831
HMS Beagle sets sail from Plymouth, England
Jan 1832
In Cape Verde, Charles Darwin observes oyster shells in rocks
Dec 1832
At Terra del Fuego, Darwin observes the natives
15 Sep 1835
Charles Darwin collects specimens in the Galapagos Islands
12 Jan 1836
Charles Darwin declares Sydney "one of the 100 wonders of the world"
29 Apr 1836
Charles Darwin tours Mauritius on an elephant
31 May 1836
Charles Darwin in Cape Town; meets Sir John Herschel
2 Oct 1836
HMS Beagle returns to England
1837
Darwin formulates theory of evolution
Sep 1838
Darwin reads the Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus

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