Honorary diploma awarded to Charles Babbage, 1829.

 
Honorary diploma awarded to Charles Babbage, 1829.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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An honorary diploma awarded to Charles Babbage (1791-1871) on 31 May 1829, bearing a portrait bust of Aristotle. Babbage was a British computing pioneer, mathematician, philosopher, inventor, social reformer and political economist. His Analytical Engine of 1834 was the first calculating engine designed along modern lines, and it is for this that he is considered to be the 'father' of computing.

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