Happy Birthday Charles Darwin!

Charles Robert Darwin was born February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England, the fifth of six children. He is among the most influential scientists who ever lived. His visit to the Galapagos Islands was very influential in helping him form his theory of evolution.

2009, the 200th anniversary of his birth will be celebrated throughout the Galapagos to honor the man and the island chain he made famous.