Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Joseph Clement
Born: June 13, 1779, in Great Asby, Westmorland (North West England)
Death: February 28, 1844 (Age: 65)
- Was a British engineer and industrialist.
- Known as the designer of Charles Babbage's first Difference engine, a mechanical calculating device (1824 and 1833).
- Often referred to as first computer engineer.
- Made numerous improvements in the construction of lathes.
Honors and awards
- Isis medal of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts (1818, 1827, 1828).
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