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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