Chares Darwin (Feb 1809-April 1882) The great Charles Robert Darwin was a naturalist and freethinker known for his collections of work such as the, Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S Beagle, The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs , etc. His most profound and most famous work which we all know is his Theory of Evolution. Darwins work has molded the outlook of our society for hundreds of years. Some still choose to agree, and others do not. The information and facts he had gathered from his years of travel had allowed him to rise above his peers during this early period in society. Charles Robert Darwin was born February 12th, 1809 and died in April of 1882. He was born to two English parents Robert and Savannah Darwin, in Shropshire, England. As a boy Charles seem to have a firm grasp and astounding understanding of natural history and radical materialism. In the summer of 1817 Charles’ mother Savannah died. A year later, he accompanied his older brother to an Anglican school nearby in which he would graduate from years to come. After attending his first year at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, he joined the Plinian Society, a group of students who got together and debated on the theories and ideas of radical materialism. Darwin’s studies of anatomy and life cycles of marine invertebrates soon resulted in his first discovery of evolution, which then resulted in his assistance for the University Museum in Europe.