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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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John Babbage, 74, died from asphyxia following the accident at his home at Ysgubor Tyddyn Isaf farm in Penrhyndeudraeth on May 31.
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