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Charles Darwin (1809–1882)

Darwin, Charles Robert. A celebrated English naturalist and philosopher; born at Shrewsbury, Feb. 12, 1809; died on April 19, 1882. His voyage with Captain Fitzroy in the Beagle resulted, in 1839, in the publication of his ‘Journal of Researches,’ afterward revised as ‘A Naturalist’s Voyage.’ Several monographs followed on marine zoölogy; but not until 1859 did the work appear which brought to Darwin worldwide and enduring fame—‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.’ ‘The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex’ appeared in 1871, and ‘The Expression of the Emotions in Men and Animals’ in 1872. In 1868 he published ‘The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).