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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Birth: Apr. 9, 1806
Portsmouth
Hampshire, England
Death: Sep. 13, 1859
Greater London, England

Engineer, son of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (q.v.). Began his career as a designer and builder of bridges, subsequently becoming chief engineer of the Great Western Railway, for which he constructed a series of innovative bridges, tunnels and viaducts. His three masterpieces are however his steamships; the 'Great Western' (1838) the first steamship on regular Atlantic service, which made the crossing in 15 days; the 'Great Britain', the first propellor screw vessel; and the 'Great Eastern' (1858), largest of all but never a commercial success. Its construction and launch were marked by a many problems (including fatalities) and the resulting stress caused a paralytic attack from which Brunel eventually died (as had his father over the stress of the Thames Tunnel). 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Brunel (1813 - 1881)
 
 Children:
  Isambard Brunel (1837 - 1902)*
  Henry Marc Brunel (1842 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
Plot: Square 41, Row 1, Grave 8590
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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The Little Giant who helped to create the modern world. RIP Mister Brunel
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 4, 2015

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