Charles Darwin’s Birthday – February 12th 1809

Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 12 February 1809, the same day and year as Abraham Lincon. 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 […]