Who is called the father of computer?

By Krishan Yadav|Updated : June 30th, 2022

Charles Babbage KH FRS was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer, Babbage originated the concept of a digital programmable computer. Babbage is considered by some to be the "father of the computer. 

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India’s father of computer

Rangaswamy Narasimhan was an Indian computer and cognitive scientist, regarded by many as the father of computer science research in India.

Mother of computer

Ada Lovelace was known as the Mother Of Computer. Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.


Charles Babbage, who was born in 1791, is regarded as the father of computing because of his research into machines that could calculate. Babbage's Difference Engine Number 1 was the first device ever devised that could calculate and print mathematical tables.

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