Mill cycles of 15 and 20 for the Analytical
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Mill cycles of 15 and 20 for the Analytical engine, 8 January 1838. Babbage (1792-1871) was a computer pioneer and inventor, reformer, mathematician, scientist, philosopher and political economist. His Analytical Engine of 1834 was the first calcualting engine designed along modern lines and he is said to be the 'father' of computing.