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Charles Babbage (1791–1871) by Antoine Claudet, c. 1847–51 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Babbage, Charles (1791–1871), mathematician and computer pioneer, was the first son born to Benjamin Babbage (d. 1827), a well-to-do London banker, and Elizabeth (Betsy, Betty) Plumleigh Teape (d. 1844). Confusion has surrounded both the year and place of Babbage's birth. This confusion is not an invention of modern historiography but dates back to the last century since when ...

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Barron, David William (1935–2012), computer scientist, was born at 277 Brownhill Drive, Blackburn, on 9 January 1935, the only son and the youngest of three children of George William Barron (1900–1962) and his wife, Mary, née Whalley, both schoolteachers. He attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Blackburn...

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Buxton, John Noel (1933–2009), computer scientist, was born on 25 December 1933 in Shipley Hospital, 90 Kirkgate, Shipley, Yorkshire, the eldest child of John William Buxton, journalist, and his wife, Laura Frances, née Whitehead. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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(Augusta) Ada Byron (1815–1852) by Margaret Sarah Carpenter, 1836 © Crown copyright in photograph: UK Government Art Collection

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Byron, (Augusta) Ada [married name (Augusta) Ada King, countess of Lovelace] (1815–1852), mathematician and computer pioneer, was born on 10 December 1815 at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London, the only child of George Gordon Noel Byron, sixth Baron Byron (1788–1824), poet, and his wife, ...

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Caminer, David Tresman (1915–2008), computing systems engineer, was born David Solomon Treisman on 26 June 1915 in Hackney, London, the only son of Henry Jacob (Jack) Treisman (1892–1918), tailor, and his wife, Rachel (Raie), née Simmons (1891–1982), milliner. Following his mother's remarriage, to ...

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Cole, Michael (1928–2008), scientist and inventor, was born on 18 October 1928 at 27 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, the oldest child in the family of two sons and one daughter of Captain Awdry Valentine Connor (Henry) Cole (formerly Witkowsky), and his second wife, ...

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Dame Hilary Mary Cropper (1941–2004) by Terry O'Neill, c. 2000 Getty Images

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Cropper [née Trueman], Dame Hilary Mary (1941–2004), businesswoman, was born on 9 January 1941 at 6 Oldham Street, Bollington, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, the daughter of Arnold Trueman, a commercial clerk then serving as an aircraftsman second class in the RAF, and his wife, ...

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Davies, Donald Watts (1924–2000), computer scientist, was born on 7 June 1924 at 102 Dumfries Street, Treorci, Glamorgan, with a twin sister; they were the only children of John Watts Davies (1899–1925), a colliery pay clerk, and his wife, Hilda, née Stebbens (1900–1988)...

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Fairclough, Sir John Whitaker (1930–2003), computer engineer and public servant, was born at South View, Carlton Road, Carlton Miniott, near Thirsk, Yorkshire, on 23 August 1930, the son of Harold Whitaker Fairclough, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Elsinora, née Chappell. He was educated at ...

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Gearing, Harold William George (1912–2005), statistician and computer manager, was born on 6 February 1912 at 3 Felix Road, Ealing, London, the fourth child of Charles William Edward Gearing, watchmaker, and his wife, Florence Eleanor, née Foster. He won a scholarship to Ealing grammar school...

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Hudson, Thomas Charles [Tom] (1915–2009), computer industry executive, was born on 23 January 1915 at 26 Durham Road, Chislehurst, Kent, the youngest of three sons of Thomas Charles Bingant Hudson, farmer, and his wife, Elsie Elizabeth, née Harris. Hudson's father earned his living as the manager of fruit farms owned by his much older brother, whose death deprived him of his occupation. As a result the family emigrated to ...

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Humphreys, Arthur Leslie Charles (1917–2003), computer industry executive, was born on 8 January 1917 at 102 Manor Lane, Lewisham, London, the son of Percy Stuart Humphreys, insurance agent, and his wife, Louise, née Weston. He was educated at Catford grammar school, but left at the age of fourteen to train as a solicitor's clerk. Invalided out of the army during the Second World War on account of a heart defect, in October 1940 he became the share registrar of the ...

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Jones, Karen Ida Boalth Spärck (1935–2007), computer scientist, was born on 26 August 1935 at the Huddersfield municipal maternity home, the only child of Alfred Owen Jones, a lecturer in chemistry at the local technical college, and his Norwegian wife, Ida, née Spärck...

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Tom Kilburn (1921–2001) by Sefton Samuels, 1999 © Sefton Samuels; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kilburn, Tom (1921–2001), computer scientist, was born on 11 August 1921 at 111 Town Street, Soothill Nether, near Dewsbury in Yorkshire, the only son of John William Kilburn, a clerk in a local woollen mill and later company secretary, and his wife, Ivy, ...

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James Thomas Martin (1933–2013) by David Sandison, 2005 David Sandison / Rex Features / Shutterstock

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Martin, James Thomas (1933–2013), computer systems analyst, author, and philanthropist, was born on 19 October 1933 at the cottage hospital, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, the only child of Thomas Simpson Martin (1900–1977), a cashier at the local sanitary pipe works, and his wife, Mabel Sarah, ...