Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
The British naturalist best known for On the Origin of Species
was honoured by Ecuador with a set of six stamps commemorating
the centenary of his visit to the Galapagos, September 17, 1835.
Charles Darwin's visit to the Galapagos Islands in 1835 aboard the Beagle inspired much of the thinking that went into the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859.
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