Charles Babbage

Inventor Charles Babbage Full Name: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British

Profession: Inventor
Why Famous: English polymath: a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, he is now best remembered originating the concept of a programmable computer.

Born: December 26, 1791
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

Died: October 20, 1871 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Renal failure

Married Life

  • 1814-07-25 Inventor Charles Babbage (21) weds Georgina Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Devon, England

Historical Events in the Life of Charles Babbage

  • 1822-06-14 Charles Babbage proposes a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables"
  • 1833-06-05 Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage

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