Why Famous: English polymath, mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer.
Babbage is best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer.
- 1814-07-25 Inventor Charles Babbage (21) weds Georgina Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Devon, England
- 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
- 2019-03-07 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert