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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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1791: Charles Babbage, English inventor of a calculating machine, was born.
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In response to that question, it wouldn't be surprising to get answers such as Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Alexander Graham Bell, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Babbage or even modern mavericks like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Elon Musk.
The male figures featured are John Constable, John Harrison, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Charles Babbage, William Shakespeare, Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor.
As well as William Shakespeare, John Constable and Kapoor, the new book features architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, artist Sir Antony Gormley, computer pioneer Charles Babbage and John Harrison, a clockmaker who invented the marine timekeeper.
Among the topics are the lonely demise of Benedict Arnold, the Hollywood tale of Edgar Wallace, the old lady and her buttons, the lady thief of Portman Square, the eccentric genius of Charles Babbage, the horse banquet at the Langham Hotel, the mystery of the Fitzpatrick Mausoleum, and the Marylebone street fight.
In further recognition of this legendary mathematician, a passionate fan has decided to honour her memory with an Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Lego set.