Robert Darwin was
naturalist, who proposed the 'Theory of Evolution' of the living world.
forward the theory based on natural selection and the survival of the
Darwin was born in 1809 in England. He belonged to a well-educated
father was a doctor. But Charles was interested in natural history and
and pursued his studies on that line. At the tender age of twenty two
from Cambridge Darwin set out for exploration on the uninhabited
in South America. It presented a fertile ground for study to the
mind of Darwin.
Darwin was extremely delighted as he explored those islands, as it
living museum of the past geological times. He found there a variety of
from the animal kingdom, which inspired his keen mind. This spectrum of
of animals was the inspiring event in the life of Darwin. He never
himself anywhere else other than long voyages and got an opportunity to
around the world in a ship. During this period, he studied different
species in different regions and tried to establish the theory of