Definition of Darwin, Charles in English:

Darwin, Charles

proper noun

  • (1809–82), English natural historian and geologist, proponent of the theory of evolution by natural selection; full name Charles Robert Darwin. Darwin was the naturalist on HMS Beagle for her voyage around the southern hemisphere (1831–6), during which he collected the material which became the basis for his ideas on natural selection. His works "On the Origin of Species" (1859) and "The Descent of Man" (1871) had a fundamental effect on our concepts of nature and humanity's place within it.


Darwin, Charles