Ada Lovelace Biography

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer.

Lovelace was born 10 December 1815 as the only child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Byron. All Byron's other children were born out of wedlock to other women. Byron separated from his wife a month after Ada was born and left England forever four months later, eventually dying of disease in the Greek War of Independence when Ada was eight years old. Ada's mother remained bitter towards Lord Byron and promoted Ada's interest in mathematics and logic in an effort to prevent her from developing what she saw as the insanity seen in her father, but Ada remained interested in him despite this.

Ada described her approach as "poetical science" and herself as an "Analyst". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ada Lovelace
Full Name:
Augusta Ada Byron
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Scientist, Writer, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Programmer
Ethnicity:
English people
Date of Birth:
December 10, 1815
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
November 27, 1852
Age at Death:
36
Cause of Death:
Bled by physicians, Uterine cancer
Marriages
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