Marc Isambard Brunel

Apr 25, 1769 - Dec 12, 1849

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel FRS FRSE was a French-British engineer who is most famous for the work he did in Britain. He constructed the Thames Tunnel and was the father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Born in France, Brunel fled to the United States during the French Revolution. In 1796, he was appointed Chief Engineer of New York City. He moved to London in 1799, where he married Sophia Kingdom. In addition to the construction of the Thames Tunnel, his work as a mechanical engineer included the design of machinery to automate the production of pulley blocks for the Royal Navy.
Brunel preferred the given name Isambard, but is generally known to history as Marc to avoid confusion with his more famous son.
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