Bryan Donkin

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Birthday
22, 1768
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 27, 1855 (86)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1768
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 27, 1855 (86)

About

British engineer who invented and perfected a number of machines, including ones for printing and performing math calculations.

Before Fame

At the advice of his father's engineer friend, he took an apprenticeship to learn engineering.

Trivia

He perfected the Fourdrinier paper making machine and its principles are used in papermaking machines to this day.

Family Life

His father Ludwig Fick died early, and he went to live with his uncle.

Associated With

He worked with Charles Babbage on the difference engine, a prototypical computer.