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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)
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The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.  - Charles Babbage
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Charles Babbage
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The Man of the World (1781), Act i. Sc. 2. Compare: Every fat must stand upon his bottom, John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress, Part i.
Charles Babbage
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Love à la Mode act 2, sc. 1 (1759)

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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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