He was born December 26th, 1791 in Teignmouth, Devonshire and died October 18th, 1871, London. He is most famous for his ideas about building an "analytical engine", the predecessor of the digital computer. He was a graduate of Cambridge University, and later held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics there.
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The Analytical Engine
Includes reprints of historical documents, Java applet emulator and source code, glossary and other resources.
The Babbage Pages
Gives an introduction to his life and work, along with details of current research on him.
A biography by J.A.N. Lee. looking at him as a philosopher, politician, Newtonian, and industrialist.
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Charles Babbage's First Difference Engine
Papers on and relating to the world's first programmable automatic digital calculating machine, invented in 1821. Includes images from the Mechanics' Magazine in which it was first published.
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