3. Charles Babbage
(26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871)
INVENTION: First Mechanical Computer
Charles Babbage was one of the youngest inventors with great inventions; he was born in London, England. He had 3 siblings. His father was a banker. Babbage was very fond of mathematics and algebra. He initiated the concept of programmable computer.
He is known as “the father of computer”. Babbage has the credit of inventing the first ever mechanical computer which led to more complex designs later on. Babbage was the co-founder of the analytical society for promoting continental mathematics and reforming the mathematics of Newton.
Due to his serious economical and complicated mechanical issues, he couldn’t build the computer he had in mind. But better late than never, in 2002, about 153 years later, the mechanical computer was finally finished and it was a huge machine. He was one of the youngest inventors as well as great mathematician.