Sir Marc Isambard Brunel
(1769-1849)

Died aged c. 80

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel FRS FRSE (/bruːˈnɛl/, French: [maʁk izɑ̃baʁ bʁynɛl]; 25 April 1769 – 12 December 1849) 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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Commemorated on 7 plaques

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel 1769-1849 and Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1806-1859 civil engineers lived here

98 Cheyne Walk, Kensington and Chelsea, SW10, London, United Kingdom where they lived

St Cuthbert's Church A church has stood on this site for over 1000 year The oldest part of the present building is the south wall

Church Lane, Bedlington, United Kingdom where they was

Brunel's Engine House The tunnel shaft and pumping house for Marc Brunel's tunnel was constructed between 1825 and 1843. This was the first thoroughfare under a navigable river in the world.

Near Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, SE16, London, United Kingdom where they worked (1825-1843)

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel 1769-1849 [full inscription unknown]

Railway Avenue, SE16, London, United Kingdom where they was

Thames Tunnel constructed 1825-1843 first shield-driven subaqueous tunnel. Sir Marc Isambard Brunel civil engineer.

Rotherhithe tube station, London, United Kingdom where they worked (1825-1843)

Near this spot in 1828 Isambard Kingdom Brunel was pulled half-drowned from the flooded shaft. The Thames Tunnel was abandoned for seven years and Marc Brunel sent his son to Clifton to convalesce...

Rotherhithe Street, London, United Kingdom where they was

Boiler House This building was originally used as a boiler house during the construction of Marc Isambard Brunel's Thames Tunnel between 1825 and 1843 It has since had many alternations and changes of use. It was restored in 1979

Tunnel Road, London, United Kingdom where they was