Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Birthday1809-02-12
AgeHe is 209 years old
Birth Sign Aquarius (janv. 20 - févr. 17)
EthnicityBritish people
GenderMale
ReligionAgnosticism
His Parents
Charles Darwin's mother's and father's name are Susannah Darwin and Robert Darwin
Charles Darwin's Children
He has 10 Children. Their names are William Erasmus Darwin and Anne Darwin and Mary Eleanor Darwin and Henrietta Litchfield and George Darwin and Elizabeth Darwin and Francis Darwin and Leonard Darwin and Horace Darwin and Charles Waring Darwin.
Alias for Charles Darwin
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Who is Charles Darwin?
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Shrewsbury School
Receives Awards
  • Copley Medal - "For his important researches in geology, zoology, and botanical physiology."
  • Wollaston Medal - 1859
  • Royal Medal - 1853
Charles Darwin's Books
  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
  • The Life of Erasmus Darwin
  • The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
  • The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
  • On evolution
  • The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs
  • A student's introduction to Charles Darwin
  • From so simple a beginning
  • On Natural Selection
  • Charles Darwin's natural selection