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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

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

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 & Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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Thames Tunnel Boiler House

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Thames Tunnel - Wapping

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