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Ada Lovelace!
Full Name:
Augusta Ada King (née Byron), Countess of Lovelace
Birthplace:
London, England
Lifetime:
1815 - 1852
Fields:
Mathematics, Computer Science
Ada Lovelace was the daughter of poet Lord Byron and mathematician Lady Byron. She was a talented mathematician and – it has been argued – one of the first ever computer programmers.
Ada Lovelace IS KNOWN FOR...
  • Working on the Analytical Engine with fellow British scientist Charles Babbage

  • Proposing that a computer could have applications other than pure calculation

  • Publishing the very first computer algorithm

Fun Fact
Ada, a computer language created for the United States Department of Defense in 1980, was named after Ada Lovelace.
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