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Charles Babbage

(1792—1871) mathematician and computer pioneer


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(1792–1871)

British mathematician and inventor of mechanical calculators. His ‘analytical engine’ was designed to perform mathematical operations mechanically using a number of features essential in the design of today's computers but, partly through lack of funds, the project was not completed.

Subjects: Mathematics.


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