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Charles Babbage

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Birthday
26, 1791
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 18, 1871 (79)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1791
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 18, 1871 (79)

About

English polymath who is considered to be the Father of Computing for his invention of a calculating machine. He also originated the concept of a programmable computer.

Before Fame

He was taken out of school and taught by private tutors because of his frail health.

Trivia

His difference engine, which was an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions, was never constructed in his lifetime, but the idea formed the basis of modern computing.

Family Life

He married Georgiana Whitmore on July 25, 1814.

Associated With

Like Galileo Galilei, he created scientific instruments.