His father was a doctor. His mother died when he was 8 years old. Charles had one brother and four sisters.
The story, as he tells it, also has the large advantage of being told from the standpoint of what he himself saw as significant in his own life.
John Murraythe autobiography was written inexcept for the addendumwritten in The first page of the original is dated May 31st,and bears the title Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character. This short biography of Charles Darwin — a summary of his life expressed in his own words — reads as follows: A GERMAN EDITOR having written to me for an account of the development of my mind and character with some sketch of my autobiography, I have thought that the attempt would amuse me, and might possibly interest my children or their children.
I know that it would have interested me greatly to have read even a short and dull a sketch of the mind of my grandfather [ Dr. Erasmus Darwina free-thinking atheist, who died before Charles was born], written by himself, and what he thought and did, and how he worked.
I have attempted to write the following account of myself, as if I were a dead man in another world looking back at my own life. Nor have I found this difficult, for life is nearly over with me [Darwin died April 18th, ].
I have taken no pains about my style of writing.Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 12 February , at his family's home, The Mount.
He was the fifth of six children of wealthy society doctor and financier Robert Darwin and Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood). He was the grandson of two prominent abolitionists: Erasmus Darwin on his father's side, and Josiah Wedgwood on his mother's side.
T he first and, in some ways, the best biography of Charles Darwin was written by Darwin himself. To fill out the story, Darwin's original text is here offered with added illustrations, links, and explanatory notes.
The notes are either inserted at the bottom of each page or, more often, into the text itself (in . Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, – April 19, ) was a British naturalist who achieved fame as originator of the theory of evolution through natural selection..
Considered the "father of evolutionary theory," Darwin made two contributions of enormous impact to the idea of evolution. Darwin is a lively harbour city well-known as Australia’s gateway to world-class nature and cultural activities and experiences.
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It's a place where Charles Darwin helped inspire an. Darwin spent his childhood playing at The Mount, the Darwin home and estate in Shrewsbury.
He was schooled at home by his sister Caroline until he was eight years old and Susannah died. He then .