Charles Darwin was born in England on the 12th of February, 1809. He is most famous for his work as a scientist and his book On the Origin of the Species. This book explains the theory of evolution.
In 1831, just after Charles finished his studies at university, he was offered a position as a naturalist on the HMS Beagle – a British Royal Navy survey ship. The ship was to go on a five- year long expedition to the South Seas.
Throughout the journey, Charles wrote about his experiences, making careful notes of the observations he made of the unique flora and fauna, animals and fossils and rock formations in each new place he visited.
It was after the HMS Beagle returned to England that Charles began piecing all of his notes and observations together, as well as building on theories from already established scientific ideas.
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