Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Born: December 26, 1791

Died: October 18, 1871

Nationality: English

Occupation: Mathematician

Biography: Charles Babbage, FRS was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Considered a father of the computer, Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.

Source/Notes: An Essay on General Principles which regulate the Application of Machinery to Manufactures (1827 edition)

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Source/Notes: Reflections on the Decline of Science in England: And on Some of Its Causes, by Charles Babbage (1830). To which is Added On the Alleged Decline of Science in England, by a Foreigner (Gerard Moll) with a Foreword by Michael Faraday (1831). (1830 edition)
Source/Notes: Reflections on the decline of science in England, and on some of its causes (1830 edition)

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Source/Notes: Decline of Science in England (2007 edition), Echo Library - ISBN: 9781406812282
Source/Notes: Reflections on the Decline of Science in England: And on Some of Its Causes, by Charles Babbage (1830). To which is Added On the Alleged Decline of Science in England, by a Foreigner (Gerard Moll) with a Foreword by Michael Faraday (1831). (1830 edition)