Concepción, Chile

Concepción is an important city in present-day Chile, approximately 500 km south of Chile’s capital Santiago. The city plays an important role in domestic trade, given its location in one of the more industrialized regions of Chile. The city was founded in 1550 in what is present-day Penco but relocated to its current location after a series of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis. Concepción is currently home to several major Chilean universities.


Latitude: -36.820135200000
Longitude: -73.044390400000

Timeline of Events Associated with Concepción, Chile

Date Event Manage
Oct 1831 to Oct 1836

Darwin's voyage on the Beagle

Photograph of Charles DarwinFrom October 1831 to October 1836, Charles Darwin circumnavigated the world as ship’s naturalist on board the H.M.S. Beagle; he later published his first book based on the journal of his experiences and observations during the voyage. Image: Henry Maull and John Fox, Photograph of Charles Darwin (c. 1854). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Nancy Armstrong, “On Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man, 24 February 1871″

Ian Duncan, “On Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

Anna Henchman, “Charles Darwin’s Final Book on Earthworms, 1881”

Cannon Schmitt, “On the Publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, 1859″

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