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  1. Charles Babbage KH FRS (/ ˈ b æ b ɪ dʒ /; 26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage originated the concept of a digital programmable computer.

  2. Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor who is credited with having conceived the first automatic digital computer. He designed two calculating devices, the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine, neither of which were fully built. Learn more about Babbage in this article.

  3. Apr 2, 2014 · Charles Babbage was an English mathematician, philosopher and inventor born on December 26, 1791, in London, England. Often called “The Father of Computing,” Babbage detailed plans for...

  4. The calculating engines of English mathematician Charles Babbage (1791-1871) are among the most celebrated icons in the prehistory of computing. Babbages Difference Engine No.1 was the first successful automatic calculator and remains one of the finest examples of precision engineering of the time.

  5. His interests included lock picking, ciphers, chess, submarine propulsion, armaments, and diving bells. Babbage was a prominent figure, regarded as colorfully controversial and even eccentric at home in England, yet feted with honors by Continental academies.

  6. Apr 28, 2020 · Fast Facts: Charles Babbage. Known For: Originated the concept of a digital programmable computer. Also Known As: The Father of Computing. Born: December 26, 1791 in London, England. Parents: Benjamin Babbage and Elizabeth Pumleigh Teape. Died: October 18, 1871 in London, England. Education: Cambridge University.

  7. Charles Babbage © Babbage was a British mathematician, an original and innovative thinker and a pioneer of computing. Charles Babbage was born on 26 December 1791, probably in London, the...

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