Ada Byron Lovelace and the thinking machine

April Chu, Laurie Wallmark

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Great for age

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

 

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace – born Augusta Ada Byron, daughter to the poet Lord Byron,  in 1815 – was a Mathematician and writer. She is best known for her remarkable work with Charles Babbage in building an early computer – the Analytical Engine. She designed the first algorithm used by a machine, and so is recognised as the first computer programmer. She died of uterine cancer in 1852 at the age of 36.

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