Inventions of Charles Babbage
Charles babbage timeline
1791- Charles Babbage was born.
1798- Charles Babbage sister was born: Mary Ann Babbage
1801- Charles was sent to a school in Totness, because of his health
1803- Charles Babbage was sent to a school in Enfield
1806- Charles moved to a school close to Cambridge
1808- Charles Babbage studied with a personal tutor in Devon
1810- Entered Trinity College at Cambridge
1812- Had an idea of using machinery to calculate mathematical tables
1814- Graduated from Cambridge
1814- Married Georgiana Whitmore
1814- Charles and Georgiana moved to London
1815- Charles & Georgiana's son was born, named Benjamin Herschel Babbage
1815- Babbage published an essay on calculus in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
1816- Babbage gave a series of lectures at the Royal Institution in London
1817- Another child was born, named Charles Babbage Jr.
1819- Charles Babbage and John Herschel went to Paris to visit scientists
1820- Charles Babbage helped to found the Astronomical Society
1821- Charles Babbage had his first idea for a Different Engine
1822- Charles published "Observations on the Application of Machinery to the Computation of Mathematical Tables"
1822- Charles Babbage made a small machine to compute the table of squares
1823- The British government promised to fund the Different Engine
1824- The Astronomical Society awarded its first gold medal to Charles Babbage
1825- Charles Babbage published a paper with Herschel on magnetization arising during rotation
1826- Charles Babbage published "A Comparative View of the Different Institutions for the Assurance of Life"
1826- Charles Babbage published a paper about his Mechanical Notation
1826- Charles Babbage published a description and drawings for an open submarine vessel with enough air for four persons for more than two days
1827- Charles Babbage published a table of logarithms from 1 to 108000
1827- Charles father died
1829- Charles Babbage published a report about the congress in Berlin
1834- Charles Babbage requested a grant for an Analytical Engine
1834- Charles Babbage daughter dies
1844- Charles Babbage's mother dies
1848- Charles Babbage stops working on the Analytical Engine
1851- Charles Babbage published "The Exposition of 1851; or Views of the Industry, the Science and the Government of England"
1851- Charles Babbage suggested the germ of the idea of the coronagraph for a solar eclipse
1851- Charles Babbage conceived a way to send signals by occluding lights
1853- Charles Babbage travelled to Brussels to discuss lighthouses at a congress of naval officers
1855- Henry Babbage gave a lecture on mechanical notation and the Scheutz engine in Edinburgh
1856- The Dudley Observatory in Albany, New York bought a Scheutz machine for 5,000 dollars
1859- Charles Babbage published "On Remains of Human Art, mixed with the Bones of Extinct Races of Animals"
1861- The U.S.A published an extremely favourable report about using the numerical system of occulting lighthouses made by Charles Babbage
1864- Charles Babbage published "Passages from the Life of a Philosopher"
1871- Charles Babbage dies
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