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Charles Babbage (1791-1871), Mathematician and computer pioneer

Sitter in 5 portraits
Mathematician and computer pioneer. He devised a calculating machine, or 'analytical engine', to which he devoted much of his life and fortune. Professor of mathematics at Cambridge, 1829-39, and a founder of the Statistical Society, 1834.

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Charles Babbage

by William Brockedon
black and red chalk, 1840
NPG 2515(33)


Charles Babbage

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, 1845
NPG 414


Charles Babbage

by Antoine Claudet
daguerreotype, circa 1847-1851


Charles Babbage

by Henri Claudet
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18347


Charles Babbage

by John Linnell, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1833
NPG D16124


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