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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel by the launching chains of the SS Great Eastern
by Robert Howlett, 1857
Born (1806-04-09)9 April 1806
Portsmouth, England
Died 15 September 1859(1859-09-15) (aged 53)
Westminster, London, England
Nationality British

Lycée Henri-IV
University of Caen

Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Horsley

Isambard Brunel Junior
Henry Marc Brunel
Florence Mary Brunel


Marc Isambard Brunel
Sophia Kingdom

Engineering career

Civil engineer
Structural engineer

Institutions Institution of Civil Engineers

Great Western Railway
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Great Britain

Significant design Royal Albert Bridge

I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
Isambard K. Brunel
I am going to design… a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc.
Isambard K. Brunel