Charles Babbage Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Charles Babbage (Charles)

Last Updated: 09 Dec, 2022 | Views: 492

Age: 79

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Engineer, Philosopher, Mathematician, Computer scientist

Famous For: Father of the Computer

Higher Education: Peterhouse, Cambridge

Charles Babbage Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
26 Dec, 1791 (79 Years 09 Months 22 Days)

Birth Country
United Kingdom

Birth State/Province

Birth District

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Died on
18 Oct, 1871

Charles Babbage Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Charles Babbage is a well-known mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer born in London. The brilliant polymath Charles Babbage was the first person to create a computing device. His powerful mind accomplished more than this computer alone. Michael Faraday referred to his research into the electrodynamics. Charles was enrolled in Alphington's rural school at eight to recover from a potentially fatal fever. He developed a passion for mathematics thanks to the school library. After leaving the academy, he had individual instruction from two tutors: an Oxford tutor who taught him the Classics and a Cambridge clergyman from whom he learned little. He founded the Extractors Club to release people from mental institutions, the Ghost Club to look into paranormal phenomena, and the Analytical Society with his pals.


Charles bought George Barrett's actuarial tables in the year 1826. Barrett left unpublished work after his death. 

Babbage wrote "Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives" in response to his study of Barrett's work. 

In 1820: Charles played a role in founding the Astronomical Society, which commissioned Babbage and Herschel to fix The Nautical Almanac's table errors. He was inspired to develop the idea of mechanical computation by this.

In 1826: Despite having been promised the position, Charles was not given it. Instead, he published plans for a sunken submarine vessel that could carry four people on air for more than two days.

Achievements and Awards:

The Analytical Engine was a sophisticated device created by Babbage that could perform general computations and was programmed using punched cards.

Charles also created a dynamometer car to track the locomotive's progress.

Unknown facts:

Ada Lovelace, a friend and admirer of this polymath is regarded as the first computer programmer in history because she created an algorithm intended to be run by a computer.

Charles Babbage Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 159 lbs

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Hair Color

Charles Babbage Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Benjamin Babbage

Mother's Name
Betsy Plumleigh Teape

Georgiana Whitmore

Henry Babbage

Mary Anne Babbage

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Georgiana Whitmore

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