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1 Famous Victorian scientist Charles Darwin

2 Where he was born and what job he wanted Charles Darwin was born on the 12 th of February 1809 in Shrewsbury, England and died on the 12 th of April In 1831 he joined a scientific expedition bound for South America and the Pacific Ocean on a sailing ship called the Beagle ( ).He was to be the ship’s naturalist,the expert on plants and animals. Charles Darwin was born on the 12 th of February 1809 in Shrewsbury, England and died on the 12 th of April In 1831 he joined a scientific expedition bound for South America and the Pacific Ocean on a sailing ship called the Beagle ( ).He was to be the ship’s naturalist,the expert on plants and animals..

3 His family His father Robert Darwin was a wealthy Shropshire physician and Charles and his brother Erasmus were expected to follow suit.Charles Darwin and his wife Emma had 10 children – 6 boys and 4 girls called William, Anne, Mary, Henrietta, George, Elizabeth, Francis, Leonard, Horace and Charles. Robert Darwin His father Robert Darwin was a wealthy Shropshire physician and Charles and his brother Erasmus were expected to follow suit.Charles Darwin and his wife Emma had 10 children – 6 boys and 4 girls called William, Anne, Mary, Henrietta, George, Elizabeth, Francis, Leonard, Horace and Charles. Robert Darwin

4 Why was he Famous He was famous because he proposed a theory of evolution that made sense,namely natural selection. He was famous because he proposed a theory of evolution that made sense,namely natural selection.

5 Why did Charles Darwin wanted to be a scientist He wants to be a scientist because he was obsessed with the natural world, collecting samples and recording facts; his hobby as a youth was collecting beetles. He also enjoyed corrosponding with other scientists about the natural world. In a sense, becoming a scientist was simply a way of being paid to do what he would have actually done for nothing.

6 Charles Darwin’s book Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a seminal work of scientific literature, considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin's book introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation. Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a seminal work of scientific literature, considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species. Darwin's book introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation.

7 Facts about Charles Darwin Charles Darwin was born on the same day as Abraham Lincoln. Charles Darwin was born on the same day as Abraham Lincoln. Charles Darwin beat Charles Dickens to become the face of the new £10 note in Apparently his beard makes it hard to reproduce his portrait hair by hair. Charles Darwin beat Charles Dickens to become the face of the new £10 note in Apparently his beard makes it hard to reproduce his portrait hair by hair. Darwin inadvertently ate a new bird species for Christmas dinner on the Beagle in Darwin inadvertently ate a new bird species for Christmas dinner on the Beagle in 1833.

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