Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, FRS FRSE – 25.IV.1769 – 12.XII.1849

Brunel was a French-born engineer who settled in England.

He preferred the name Isambard, but is generally known to history as Marc

to avoid confusion with his more famous son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

His most famous achievement was the construction of the Thames Tunnel.


Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS – 9.IX.1806 – 15.IX.1859

Sir March Brunel’s son, Isambard

was a leading British civil engineer, famed for his bridges and dockyards,

and especially for the construction of the first major British railway,

the Great Western Railway;

a series of famous steamships,

including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship;

and numerous important bridges and tunnels.

His designs revolutionized public transport and modern engineering.