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 resulting in her being described as the world’s first computer programmer.

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THE CREATIVE TEAM

The hearts & minds that are coming together to bring the story of Ada Lovelace to life.

Emily Holyoake

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April 11, 2017

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HISTORY

Discover more about the fascinating life of Ada Lovelace

Born on the 10th December 1815

The only child of the infamous poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Byron

Age 18, she attended a party

Thrown by the mathematician, inventor, engineer and philosopher Charles Babbage

Her insight, in 1843

That numbers could represent entities other than simply quantity

In 1852 she fell ill again

This time did not recover. Aged only thirty-six, the same age as her father when he died, she passed away on November 27th.