Person    | Male  Born 12/2/1809  Died 19/4/1882

Charles Darwin

Categories: Science, Seriously Famous

Charles Robert Darwin, father of the theory of evolution and natural selection. Born at Shrewsbury. Grandfathers: Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood. Independently wealthy. Once he returned from the Beagle voyage he never went abroad again. Married his Wedgwood cousin, Emma. Originally a Christian he lost this faith partly from his grief at the death of a child and partly due to the cruelty and wastefulness of nature. He was never an atheist but described himself as an agnostic. Buried at Westminster Abbey.

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Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin bust

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Charles Darwin mural

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