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Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin was born in Sherewsbury, England, in 1809. He was the son and grandson of physicians. His grandfather, Erasmus Darwin was acelebrated physician and poet of the eighteenth century precursor of their theories and they never knew.

His mother, Susannah Wedgwood died when he was eight years old and oldersister (of the six brothers, four were girls) undertook to educate him.

After studying medicine in Edinburgh for two years, he entered Cambridge to study theology. One of hisprofessors, Dr. Henslow the botanist made ​​him recover his interest in natural sciences, especially in geology, botany and entomology.

Embarked on his recommendation on theBeagle as naturalist of the expedition of Captain Fitzroy, 1831. For five years he toured South America and the Pacific Islands and the young Darwin was collecting comments on thatwould base any subsequent research work.
Upon returning from his trip he married and compiled the notes from the voyage, published between 1840 and 1843 under the title"Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle". In 1851 he also published a valuable study of barnacles (a subclass of marine crustaceans).

It was not until 1859 that he published the bookin which he had been working since his return, for almost twenty years: "The Origin of Species."
The book contains an explanatory theory of evolution, called Darwinism, based onnumerous observations, and that from the moment of its publication marked the immersion of Charles Darwin in the ongoing discussions, reviews and clashes with many scientists.In "The Descent of Man" published in 1871, defended the theory that man's evolution from an apelike animal. Religious authorities branded him an atheist and blasphemer
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