Ada Lovelace

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace Full Name: Ada Lovelace [Augusta Ada Byron]

United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Why Famous: Ada showed a gift for mathematics at an early age and is considered the first computer programmer. Her notes that were incorporated into Charles Babbage's article on an early mechanical general-purpose computer (the Analytical Engine) introduced many computer concepts.

Ada was the only legitimate child of the famous poet Lord George Gordon Byron. She became Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (better known as Ada Lovelace) on her marriage to William King.

Born: December 10, 1815
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: November 27, 1852 (aged 36)
Cause of Death: Uterine cancer

Married Life

  • 1835-07-08 Mathematician Ada Lovelace [Ada Byron] (19) weds Earl of Lovelace, William King (30)

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