Ada Lovelace

(redirected from Ada King, Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
BirthplaceLondon, England

Ada Lovelace

(1811-1852) The daughter of Lord Byron, who became the world's first programmer while cooperating with Charles Babbage on the design of his mechanical computing engines in the mid-1800s.

The language Ada was named after her.

["Ada, Enchantress of Numbers Prophit of the Computer Age", Betty Alexandra Toole].

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A sad fate awaited another "trailblazer" with a local connection: Ada King, Countess of Lovelace and better known as Ada Lovelace, who was the daughter of Anne Isabella Milbanke and Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Dorothy Hodgkin by Maggie Hambling (c) National Portrait Gallery, London Top, Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, 1840.

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