Robert FitzRoy

Charles Darwin described Robert FitzRoy as a ‘very extraordinary person’, being ‘everything that is delightful’ and ‘very scientific’. Vice-Admiral FitzRoy was an English officer of the Royal Navy and a scientist. He is most celebrated as the captain of the HMS Beagle during Darwin’s famous voyage, a major cartographic expedition from 1831 to 1836. FitzRoy …

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