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Timeline of Charles Darwin

Timeline of Darwin's Life


Charles Darwin is born at The Mount, Shrewsbury, the fifth child of Robert Waring Darwin, physician, and Susannah Wedgwood.


Darwin's mother dies; his 3 older sisters take on maternal responsibilities.

Darwin starts at Unitarian day school.


Darwin attends Shrewsbury School as a boarder. He hates the school, describing it as "narrow and classical".


Darwin is removed from school, being deemed unsuccessful, and spends the summer accompanying his father on his doctor's rounds. That autumn, he is sent to Edinburgh University, with his brother Erasmus, to study medicine.


Darwin joins the Plinian Society in Edinburgh.

Charles Darwin in 1859It is around this time that Darwin meets his most influential mentor at Edinburgh, Robert Grant.


Abhorred by medicine, Darwin leaves Edinburgh without taking a degree. Darwin's father, anxious that he does not become idle, insists that Darwin take up clerical studies in Cambridge.

After spending some time brushing up on his forgotten Greek, Darwin enters Christ's College, Cambridge.

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America's universities are supposed to be marketplaces of ideas, but last week they looked more like theaters of the absurd, as representatives of an evangelical group descended on an undetermined number of campuses to hand out free copies of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species." The catch: They used an edition of Darwin's seminal 1859 text that included an introduction by Ray Comfort, a minister who has made a specialty of arguing for creationism.
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