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Charles Babbage
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Born in Teignmouth, Devon
Born on 26th of December 1791
Died on 18th of October 1871

Born 1791. Died 1871 - English mathematician.


He was educated at Cambridge, and spent most of his working life attempting to build calculating machines. His first machine ‘the difference engine’ was designed to calculate tables of logarithms and similar functions. But the second more ambitious ‘analytical engine’ could be programmed to perform many different computations, thus making him a pioneer of modern computers.

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