Charles Stanhope

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Charles Stanhope

Name: Charles Earl Stanhope

Born: August 3, 1753

Death: December 15, 1816 (Age: 63)

Computer-related contributions

  • He was an accomplished scientist and inventor of the first iron printing press and a lens that bears his last name. He also invented a monochord for tuning musical instruments, suggested improvements in canal locks, conducted experiments in steam navigation, and created two calculating machines.

Significant publications

  • Principles of Electricity (1779).

Honors and awards

  • Elected a fellow of the Royal Society (1772).