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Charles Babbage Biography in English | Father of Computer

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charles babbage he is the father of

computer he was born on December 26th

1791 in London his father's name was

Benjamin Babbage and mother's name was

Betsy Plumlee Babbage Charles was one of

the four children born to Benjamin

Babbage who is a banker and merchant the

Babbage family was wealthy

Charles received much of his early

education from private tutors in 1810 he

entered Trinity College at Cambridge

University there he found that he knew

more about mathematics than his

instructors

in 1814 the same year of Thapa jizz

graduation from Cambridge same year he

married Georgiana Whitmore they had

eight children together but only three

lived beyond childhood after his

graduation he lectured on astronomy at

the Royal Institution and in 1816 was

elected a fellow of the Royal Society in

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1820 he helped to establish the

Astronomical Society in 1822 Babbage

began work on his Difference Engine that

machine was capable of performing

mathematical calculations at the time

numerical tables were calculated by

humans which resulted in high error

rates in the tables they produced his

first prototype which was not finished

during Babbage's lifetime was compost of

25,000 parts and would have weighed

around 15 tonnes a second prototype was

also designed by Babbage the London

Science Museum constructed the machine

from Babbage's original plans in 1991 it

performed its first calculation at the

Science Museum London returning results

231 digits Babbage then began work on a

more advanced machine known as the

analytical engine

this machine can be programmed through a

series of hole punched cards and

intended to use several techniques that

are still used in modern computing in

1838 he invented the pilot a metal frame

in front of locomotives that clears the

tracks of obstacles and designed a

dynamometer car that would record the

progress of the locomotive Babbage also

invented in a thermal scope which is

used in AI examinations Charles Babbage

died on October 18th 1871 at the age of

79 perhaps it would be better for

science that all criticism should be

avowed said Charles Babbage