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

Charles, 1792–1871, English mathematician: invented the precursor of the modern computer.
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The daughter of the iconic poet Lord Byron, Ada played a critical role in shaping public perception of one of the first computing devices: Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.
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JUNE 5, 1833--Ada Byron, later Countess Lovelace, first meets Charles Babbage. Babbage was already known for his design for a calculating machine, which he called a "Difference Engine," a reputation he would consolidate with his design for an "Analytical Engine" (1834).