Father of Computer

Who is the Father of Computer?
Charles Babbage is considered to be the father of Computers.

Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 - 18 October 1871) is considered to be the father of Computers, after his invention of the Analytical Engine in 1837. He was an English polymath. He was also a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and a mechanical engineer.

According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the birthplace of Babbage was found to be in London, England. Benjamin Babbage and Betsy Plumleigh Teape were his parents, and Babbage had three siblings. He married Georgiana Whitmore on 25 July 1814. At the age of eight, Babbage went to a country school in Alphington. In 1810, he entered Trinity College, Cambridge.

Babbage is credited for inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex design.  Actually, it was Henry Babbage, the youngest son of Charles Babbage's, who completed the entire design of the Mechanical Computer, from his father’s principle of Analytical Engine in 1910. "Babbage principle" is one of the greatly used principles in the field of Economy of Machines. He has a great contribution in many fields, such as Computers, Machines and Astronomy. He was a Computer Pioneer, who made a machine, which is considered as the first mechanical computer. He lived a life of 40 years and made a great invention and research throughout.  

  • Konrad Zuse is also considered as the father of Computer, for his documentation and development of Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 computers in 1941.
  • In modern era, Henry Edward Roberts is considered as the father of Personal Computers. He coined the term "personal computer" and released the Altair 8800 on December 19, 1974.
  • There are several people, who could be considered as the Father of Computer, some are: Alan Turing, John Atanasoff, and John von Neumann.

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