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Biographical entry Babbage, Charles (1791 - 1871)

Born
1791
England
Died
1871
Occupation
Mathematician and Inventor

Summary

Charles Babbage played a major role in the reformation of British mathematics; invented two Difference Engines and an Analytical Engine which is now regarded as the first programmable computer.

Archival resources

Powerhouse Museum

  • Charles Babbage - Records, 1826 - 1959, 97/186/1; Powerhouse Museum. Details
  • Charles Babbage - Records, 1926 - 1992, 97/229/1; Powerhouse Museum. Details
  • Charles Babbage - Records, 1822 - 1879, 96/203/1; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Tee, Garry J., 'The Heritage of Charles Babbage in Australasia', Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 5, 1983, pp. 45-59. Details

Online Resources