Charles Darwin’s name is known all over the world – he’s probably one of the first people you’d think of if asked to name a famous British scientist. His theories on evolution and natural selection remain enormously influential more than a century after his death, and he appeared on every £10 note issued by the Bank of England between 2000 and 2018.
Charles Darwin IS KNOWN FOR...
- Proposing that all species on Earth descended from common ancestors
- Publishing On the Origin of Species in 1859
- Travelling around the world on HMS Beagle
Charles Darwin has been portrayed by a number of different actors, including Paul Bettany (Creation, 2009) and David Tennant (The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, 2012).
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