Charles Darwin


Charles Robert Darwin, born February 12th, 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in England, and died on Abril 19th 1882 in Downe, Kent, in England. A Naturalist, his scientific theory of evolution by natural selection became the basis for modern studies on evolution. Darwin, himself an agnostic, was given the highest of religious honours, by being buried in the Westminster Abbey, in London.

Darwin formulated his bold theory privately, between 1837 and 1839, after returning from his journey across the globe aboard the HMS Beagle, but it was only two decades later that he gave it public expression with the publication of his The Origin of Species (1859) which had a deep impact on modern western thought and society.

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