Ada Lovelace

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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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It is ironic that many people would have no difficulty in recognizing the name of Lord Byron, the famous 19th century poet, but very few would know about his daughter, Augusta Ada Lovelace. Even more surprising, perhaps, is that even many in the computing world would not recognize the name.

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