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Charles Babbage is often called the father of computing because of his invention of the Analytical Engine However many people do not know the details of this very important mans lifeCharles Babbage was born on December 26 1792 just about that same time that the industrial revolution was beginning He was born in Teignmouth Devon shire Although not much is really known about his childhood it is known that he had many brothers and sisters but many of them died before adulthood It is also known that Babbage never really played with his toys instead he would dissect them When Babbage grew up he attended many new schools He ended up at Forty Hill where he was famous for mischief but for some reason or another Babbage still studied He did bad things like carved his name in his desks violated his curfew and insult the ministers sermons He still found time to wake up with a friend at three in the morning and study in the library until five-thirty Frederick Marryat Babbages roommate and a future novelist joined his morning study group When Marryat began to attend regularly he started to bring more and more friends And the once study group now became wild parties that were eventually broken up by the schools head master After both Marryat and Babbage had become famous they loved to tell how they were deemed the two students most likely never to amount to anythingBabbage created his first invention a type of shoes make of books that helped one walk on water at his fathers summer home This idea was good but it didnt work because he would weave too much from side to side and eventually fall overIt is told that in 1810 at the age of nineteen Babbage went up to Trinity College Cambridge with some friends Babbage studied grammar literature and many other important lessons but he found his obsession to be mathematics He read
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