Biography Of Charles Babbage


Charles Babbage (26 Dec 1791 – 18 Oct 1871) was an English mathematician and philosopher who invented the concept of the programmable computer.

“The entire of arithmetic is now within the grasp of mechanism.”

– Charles Babbage (1864) Passages from the Life of a Philosopher ch. 8 of the Analytical Engine

Babbage was born in 1791 in London, England. He was a child who had many tutors and schools. He also developed a passion for mathematics. He was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1810. Later, he transferred to Peterhouse in Cambridge where he was awarded an honorary degree in mathematics.

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