Person    | Male  Born 25/4/1769  Died 12/12/1849

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

Categories: Engineering

Countries: France, USA

Civil Engineer, born Hacqueville, Normandy, France. Educated in France, but forced to flee to the United States after publicly predicting the demise of Robespierre. He submitted a design for the Capitol building which was not selected. He sailed for England in 1799 with designs for a machine to produce pulley blocks. He designed the Thames tunnel from Rotherhithe to Wapping, which is believed to be the first to have been built under a navigable river. Knighted 1841. Father of the better known Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Died at 1 Park Prospect, St James's Park.

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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

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Brunel's Engine House

Brunel's engine house The tunnel shaft and pumping house for Marc Brunel's tu...

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Thames Tunnel flooding

Near this spot in 1828 Isambard Kingdom Brunel was pulled half-drowned from t...

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Sir Marc Isambard & Isambard Kingdom Brunel

London County Council Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, 1769-1849, and Isambard Kingd...

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Thames Tunnel Boiler House

Boiler House, this building was originally used as a boiler house during the ...

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Thames Tunnel - Rotherhithe

International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Thames Tunnel constructed 1...

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Clarendon Arch

Clarendon Arch

The New River had to be carried over Salmon's Brook (now dry).  To do this a 660-feet long lead-lined wooden aqueduct was built in 1608-13, known as the Bush Hill Frame.  At the same time a bridge ...

Building, Engineering

2 memorials
Surrey and Kent Commission of Sewers

Surrey and Kent Commission of Sewers

Since Tudor times this organisation was responsible for the drainage of the low-lying parts of the whole of the then built-up area of South London.  1848 - subsumed into the Metropolitan Commission...

Group, Engineering

1 memorial
Sir Thomas Sopwith

Sir Thomas Sopwith

Aviator and aircraft manufacturer. Designed the Sopwith Camel. Aged 10 accidentally killed his father in a shooting accident. Expert ice skater and a legend in the yachting America's Cup. Born 92 C...

Person, Aviation, Engineering, Sport / Games, Transport

1 memorial
Pieter Verbruggen

Pieter Verbruggen

Gun-founder. Son of Jan Verbruggen. The picture shows the second machine built by the Verbruggens.

Person, Engineering, Netherlands

2 memorials
William Froude

William Froude

Born Dartington, Devon. Engineer. Worked with railways and ships. Died on holiday in Simonstown, South Africa, where he is buried.

Person, Engineering, South Africa

1 memorial