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About Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage was an English mathematician, inventor, philosopher and mechanical engineer best known for being the originator of the idea of a programmable computer and inventing the first mechanical computer. His pioneering contributions to computer science have led many to refer to him as "The Father of Computing".
He was one of four children born to banker Benjamin Babbage and Betsy Plumleigh Teape. In 1814, he married Georgiana Whitmore and fathered eight children with her. Only four of the children survived childhood. He remained married to Georgiana until her death in 1827.
After his death, his brain was divided into two parts – with one part preserved at the Hunterian Museum in the Royal College of Surgeons in London and the other kept at the Science Museum in London where it is on display.
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A powerful attraction exists, therefore, to the promotion of a study and of duties of all others engrossing the time most completely, and which is less benefited than most others by any acquaintance with science.Charles Babbage
A tool is usually more simple than a machine it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.Charles Babbage
Another mode of accumulating power arises from lifting a weight and then allowing it to fall.Charles Babbage
At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged.Charles Babbage
I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject.Charles Babbage
It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.Charles Babbage
It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.Charles Babbage
Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.Charles Babbage
Surely, if knowledge is valuable, it can never be good policy in a country far wealthier than Tuscany, to allow a genius like Mr. Dalton's, to be employed in the drudgery of elementary instruction.Charles Babbage
That science has long been neglected and declining in England, is not an opinion originating with me, but is shared by many, and has been expressed by higher authority than mine.Charles Babbage
That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.Charles Babbage
The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.Charles Babbage
The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.Charles Babbage
There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list.Charles Babbage
To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage's Popularity
Charles Babbage was a famous English mathematician, who was born on December 26, 1791. As a person born on this date, Charles Babbage is listed in our database as the 10th most popular celebrity for the day (December 26).
People born on December 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Charles Babbage is the 323rd most popular Capricorn.
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