Charles Darwin, British naturalist, 1878. Darwin started his career on board the HMS ‘Beagle’ and spent six years surveying the South American seas. He is remembered for his momentous contributions to biology and as the originator of the theory of evolution. His most famous work, The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, was published in 1859. From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (Conducted by GC Whitfield.) (London, 1876-1883). (Colorised black and white print). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
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