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18/10/1871 Father of the computer dies

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Charles Babbage

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A demo of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine

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Charles Babbage - Greatest Inventors of All Time

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The Babbage Difference Engine #2 at CHM

English mathematician, engineer, inventor, and philosopher Charles Babbage constructed two mechanical computers. First of them was called the Difference engine. It was capable of calculating polynomial functions. Second Babbage`s computer was called the Analytical Engine. It had most of the functions of modern computers.
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