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Charles Babbage
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An Essay on General Principles which regulate the Application of Machinery to Manufactures (1827 edition)
Charles Babbage
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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)
Charles Babbage
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Reflections on the decline of science in England, and on some of its causes (1830 edition)
Charles Babbage
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Science and Reform: Selected Works of Charles Babbage (1989 edition), Cambridge University Press - ISBN: 9780521343114
Charles Babbage
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Decline of Science in England (2007 edition), Echo Library - ISBN: 9781406812282


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Born: December 26, 1791

Died: October 18, 1871 (aged 79)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: 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.

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