Charles Babbage Quiz: Father Of The Computer

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Charles Babbage Quiz: Father Of The Computer

Charles Babbage, born in 1791 and died in 1871, was an English polymath. Babbage was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer who invented the digital programmable computer. Some regard Babbage to be the "Father of the Computer." In addition to his work on computers, which he documented in his book Economic of Manufactures and Machinery, Babbage had many interests. His diverse work in various subjects has earned him the title of "preeminent" among the century's many polymaths. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about Charles Babbage.

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When was Charles Babbage born?
Charles Babbage served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge from which year?
Charles Babbage was instrumental in founding the Royal Astronomical Society in _________
When did Charles Babbage publish the solution of a Vigenère cipher, published previously in the Journal of the Society of Arts?
In which year did Charles Babbage invent the pilot (also called a cow-catcher)?
When did Charles Babbage win its Gold Medal, cited "for his invention of an engine for calculating mathematical and astronomical tables"?
When was Charles Babbage die?
In ______, responding to eight Bridgewater Treatises, Charles Babbage published his Ninth Bridgewater Treatise, as manifested in the Creation, under the title On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God.
When was Charles Babbage elected a Fellow of the Royal Society?
When was Charles Babbage elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences?