Darwin, Charles Robert


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Darwin, Charles Robert

(1809–92) English naturalist. His works include: Voyage of the Beagle (1839), On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection (1859), and The Descent of Man (1871). He was with WALLACE the originator of modern evolutionary theory See DARWINISM.
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