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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Brown Lenox & Co

Brown Lenox & Co

Created as Brown & Co, by Samuel Brown, a Naval Captain.  Became Brown Lenox & Co in 1828 following Brown going into partnership with his cousin, Samuel Lenox in 1806.  The West Ferry Road ...

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1 memorial
Brunel's Thames Tunnel

Brunel's Thames Tunnel

The first tunnel in the world under a navigable river. Built between 1825 and 1843 using the tunnelling shield technology invented by Marc Brunel. It was originally intended to be used for horse-dr...

Place, Engineering, Transport

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Benjamin Baker

Benjamin Baker

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Cuthbert Arthur Brereton

Cuthbert Arthur Brereton

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1 memorial
Sir Joseph Whitworth

Sir Joseph Whitworth

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1 memorial