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 (băb′ĭj), Charles 1791-1871.
British mathematician and inventor of an analytical machine based on principles similar to those used in modern computers.


(Biography) Charles 1792–1871, English mathematician and inventor, who built a calculating machine that anticipated the modern electronic computer


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Charles, 1792–1871, English mathematician: invented the precursor of the modern computer.
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However, because Babbage never finished building the Analytical Engine, Ada never got to see her program run.
John Babbage, 74, died from asphyxia following the accident at his home at Ysgubor Tyddyn Isaf farm in Penrhyndeudraeth on May 31.
HSBC has chosen Simon Babbage to the role of Head of Payments and Cash Management for HSBC in Australia where he will be in charge for delivering global cash and liquidity management services and products to corporates and financial organizations.
The bank has named Simon Babbage as head of Payments and Cash Management in Australia.
In her day some described Ada Lovelace as "The Enchantress of Numbers" and the "Princess of Parallelograms" because of her work for mathematician and philosopher Charles Babbage.
A robotic teddy bear called Babbage has followed in the footsteps of daredevil Felix Baumgartner, by leaping 39,000 metres from a hydrogen-filled balloon, thanks to a [pounds sterling]22 ($30) computer from Cambridge-based Raspberry Pi Foundation.
A project to construct one of the earliest mechanical computers based on sketches by its designer, Charles Babbage, has received a major boost.
Arguably the greatest contributor of them all was Charles Babbage (1791-1871), a polymath who carved out areas of expertise in mathematics, economics, statistics, and astronomy.
Professor Ross Babbage, who served on the government's advisory panel for the 2009 Defence White Paper, believes that Australia should acquire a fleet of 12 nuclear-powered attack submarines.
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In fact, the memoirs of Charles Babbage are a good place to use as a source.
Currently a high school teacher in Lexington, Kentucky, Babbage has 24 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator at the middle school and high school levels, and has also taught graduate school and written eight other books about education.