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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

British engineer; designer of the Clifton suspension bridge but also of large ships such as the Great Western.

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Name: Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Born on 9 April 1806 in Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, South East England, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Deceased on 15 September 1859 in London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Father of Henry Marc Brunel
Son of Marc Isambart Brunel

Engineer of the Great Western Railway;
project for a railway line to Bristol;
Helps his father Marc Isambard Brunel with tunnel construction;
Designs and builds the first steam liners for transatlantic cruises, the "Great Western" and "Great Britain";

1855 - 1859

Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar near Saltash


Launch of 211-metre "Great Eastern" steamship.

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