Charles Babbage

Inventor Charles Babbage

Profession: Inventor

United Kingdom

Biography: English polymath, mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer.

Babbage is best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer.

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

Died: October 18, 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

  • 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 Future 1st computer programmer Ada Lovelace meets mathematician and inventor Charles Babbage
  • 2019-03-07 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert