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Darwin, Charles Robert

The Mount, UK

Downe, UK

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Career: 1825-1827 studies of medicine at Edinburgh University; 1827 stay at Cambridge as a preparation to enter the Church of England as a clergyman; 1831 degree at Cambridge and invitation (instigated by Henslow) to join the Admiralty survey ship H.M.S. Beagle (under the command of Robert FitzRoy) as unpaid naturalist on a voyage to survey the coasts of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, and Peru, to visit some Pacific islands and to carry a chain of chronometrical stations around the world; 27 December 1831 start of the five year voyage on the Beagle; 1838 secretary of the Geological Society in London; from 1843 onward private lecturer at his estate in Downe; honorary doctorates from several foreign universities.
Selected works: Darwin, Charles R. 1839. Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries: Visited by H. M. S. Beagle. London Darwin, Charles R. 1859. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. London Darwin, Charles R. 1871. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. London Darwin, Charles R. 1872. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. London
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Sources: Schmidt ; Zusne ; DSB ; Image: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin: Collection of Portraits - HBSB ZM B I/411
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ISSN 1866-4784: reference - xlink