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Brunel, Isambard Kingdomlocked

(1806–1859)
  • R. Angus Buchanan

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Brunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806–1859), civil engineer, was born at Portsea, Portsmouth, on 9 April 1806, the third child and first son of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769–1849), civil engineer, and his wife, Sophia Kingdom (d. 1854). As a child Brunel soon demonstrated that he had inherited his father's mechanical and artistic aptitudes, and under careful parental instruction he quickly added skills in draughtsmanship and the use of tools. He was educated at the ...

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