Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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Birthday
9, 1806
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 15, 1859 (53)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1806
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 15, 1859 (53)

About

English mechanical and civil engineer who built the Great Western Railway and a series of steamships with various important bridges and tunnels.

Before Fame

He studied at Henri-Quatre until 1822 and then went on to study under the clockmaker, Abraham-Louis Breguet.

Trivia

He was elected a Fellow of Royal Society in 1830.

Family Life

He married Mary Elizabeth Horsley and had three children.

Associated With

Kenneth Branagh portrayed him in a segment showing the Industrial Revolution during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

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