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Charles Babbage (19th Century)

Charles Babbage, FRS (26 December 1791–18 October 1871) was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display in the London Science Museum. Considered a “father of the computer”, Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.

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