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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was an English civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history," "one of the 19th-century engineering giants," and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, [who] changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions." Brunel built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship, and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering. Though Brunel's projects were not always successful, they often contained innovative solutions to long-standing engineering problems.
Born April 9, 1806, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died September 15, 1859, Westminster, London, England
Nationality British
Education Lycée Henri-IV, University of Caen
Children Isambard Brunel Junior, Henry Marc Brunel, Florence Mary Brunel
Parent(s) Marc Isambard Brunel, Sophia Kingdom

About Isambard Kingdom Brunel

English mechanical and civil engineer who built the Great Western Railway and a series of steamships with various important bridges and tunnels.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel before fame

He studied at Henri-Quatre until 1822 and then went on to study under the clockmaker, Abraham-Louis Breguet.

Achievement of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

In 1830, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel family life

He had three children with Mary Elizabeth Horsley.

Associations of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

During the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, Director Kenneth Branagh played him in a piece depicting the Industrial Revolution.

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Latest information about Isambard Kingdom Brunel updated on March 28 2022.