Charles Robert Darwin was born on Februrary 12, 1809 in Shropshire, England.
After going to school at Shrewsbury school as a boarder Charles Darwin spent time working with his father(Robert Darwin) as an apprentice doctor before going to the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1825.
Soon later he left medical school and in 1827 Charles Darwin attended The Christs College, Cambridge.
On the 27th of December, 1831 Charles Darwin went on the HMS Beagle for a voyage that lasted nearly five years.
Charles Darwin served as a naturalist on board the HMS Beagle.
While on this voyage Charles Darwin went to many countries including; Brazil, New Zealand, Chile, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti and the Cape Verde Islands. In South America he found fossils of extinct animals. On the Galapagos Islands he noticed the plants and animals had similarities as those in South America.
Charles Darwin was most famous for his theory on evolution and he belived that all life had evolved.
Charles Darwin was a naturalist (the study of nature and enviornment), zoologist (the study of animals and their behavior), botanist (the study of plants), and an author.
he has changed the way we think today about evolution and the way plants and animals have evolved.
He wrote two books about the theory of evolution. These books are- Origin of Species and Descent of Man he also wrote a book abot his voyage on the HMS Beagle called The Voyage of the Beagle.
Charles Darwin won many awards for his work on evolution and animals.
Some of his greatest awards were: The royal medal, which he got in 1853, The Wallatson Medal, which he got in 1859 and the Copely Medal which he got in 1864.