Brunel kingdom isambard


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  • Birth

    The son of the eminent engineer Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Sophia Kingdom Brunel, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on 9 April 1806 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where his father was working on block-making machinery.[4][5] He had two older sisters, Sophia and Emma, and the whole family moved to London in 1808 for his father's work. Brunel had a happy childhood, despite the family's constant money worries, with his father acting as his teacher during his early years. His father taught him drawing a
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    Lifetime of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

  • Moved to London

    In 1808 he moved to London with his entire family for his father's work.
  • Marcs invention

    Brunels father invents the tunnelling shield
  • Goes to france

  • Start work with his father

  • Back home

    Brunal returned to England
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    Thames Tunnel contstruction time

  • work begins on digging the thames tunnel

  • Placed in charge of Thames tunnel

  • Brunel seriously injured during a tunnel flood

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge

    Clifton Suspension Bridge
    Billede af broen In 1831, Brunel's designs won the competition for the Clifton Suspension Bridge across the River Avon. Construction began the same year but it was not completed until 1864. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge, and linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, England.
  • Bristol dock works and GWR survey

  • played in the movie brokeback mountain (it's true)

  • Married with Mary Elizabeth Horsley

    Married with Mary Elizabeth Horsley
    On 5 July 1836, Brunel married Mary Elizabeth Horsley (born in 1813). They then established at home at Duke Street, Westminster, in London.
  • work begins on Box Tunnel

    Appointed engineer of Great Western Steam Ship Company and construction begin. Brunel marries Mary Horsley.
  • Launch of great Western

  • Maidenhead bridge completed

  • London to Bristol line opened

  • SS great Britain

    SS great Britain
    He assisted in making the SS great britain.
    Brunel's first notable achievement was the part he played with his father in planning the Thames Tunnel from Rotherhithe to Wapping, completed in 1843.
  • Hungerford bridge opened

  • Chepstow bridge opened

  • Field Hospital to Crimean War

    Consuming though his railway projects were, Brunel devoted considerable time and energy to other projects, notably his 1855 design of a 1,000 bed pre-fabricated field hospital to be shipped to the Crimean War at Renkioi and a series of steamships.
  • Death

    Brunel died of a stroke on 15 September 1859.
    Later, in a 2002 public TV poll conducted by the BBC to select the "100 Greatest Britons", Brunel was placed second, behind Winston Churchill.