File:Babbages Analytical Engine, 1834-1871. (9660574685).jpg

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Original file(1,250 × 978 pixels, file size: 939 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)



A computer is a device that processes data using programmable rules.


Babbage's Analytical Engine  wikidata:Q107480081 reasonator:Q107480081
Charles Babbage  (1791–1871) wikidata:Q46633 s:en:Author:Charles Babbage q:en:Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
Description British mathematician, computer scientist, inventor, economist, philosopher and university teacher
Date of birth/death 26 December 1791 Edit this at Wikidata 18 October 1871 Edit this at Wikidata
Location of birth/death Walworth Marylebone
Authority file
 Edit this at Wikidata
image of artwork listed in title parameter on this page
Babbage's Analytical Engine
label QS:Len,"Babbage's Analytical Engine"
Object type analytical engine Edit this at Wikidata
This was the first fully-automatic calculating machine. British computing pioneer Charles Babbage (1791-1871) first conceived the idea of an advanced calculating machine to calculate and print mathematical tables in 1812. This machine, conceived by Babbage in 1834, was designed to evaluate any mathematical formula and to have even higher powers of analysis than his original Difference engine of the 1820s. Only part of the machine was completed before his death in 1871. This is a portion of the mill with a printing mechanism. Babbage was also a reformer, mathematician, philosopher, inventor and political economist.
Date 1871 Edit this at Wikidata
Medium metal, steel, brass, wood and bronze Edit this at Wikidata
institution QS:P195,Q674773
Accession number
1878-3 Edit this at Wikidata
References Edit this at Wikidata
Source/Photographer Upload by Mrjohncummings 2013-08-28 15:10


w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • share alike – If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same or compatible license as the original.
This image, originally posted to Flickr, was reviewed on 3 September 2013 by the administrator or reviewer File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske), who confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

current10:25, 3 September 2013Thumbnail for version as of 10:25, 3 September 20131,250 × 978 (939 KB)File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske) (talk | contribs)Transferred from Flickr by User:Mrjohncummings

File usage on other wikis

The following other wikis use this file: