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Charles Robert Darwin, born 12th February 1809, was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the evolutionary theory. Darwin’s early interest in nature led him to neglect his medical education at the University of Edinburgh. Studies at the University of Cambridge encouraged his passion for natural science and his five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author.
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.
In recognition of Darwin’s pre-eminence as a scientist, he was honoured with a major ceremonial funeral and buried in Westminster Abbey, close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.
Books by Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species
Explore the groundbreaking scientific work of Charles Darwin in this edition of The Origin of Spe...