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date: 26 August 2019

Darwin, Charles Robertfree

(1809–1882)
  • Adrian Desmond,
  • James Moore
  •  and Janet Browne

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Darwin, Charles Robert (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection, was born on 12 February 1809 at The Mount, Shrewsbury, the fifth child and second son of Robert Waring Darwin (1766–1848), Shrewsbury's principal physician, and Susannah Wedgwood (1765–1817). His sisters were ...

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