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Ada Lovelace Facts

Mathematics and Computer Pioneer


Ada Lovelace, from a drawing by Alfred Edward Chalon RA

Ada Lovelace, from a drawing by Alfred Edward Chalon RA

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Facts About Ada Lovelace:

Known for: creating the concept of an operating system or software
Dates: December 10, 1815 - November 27, 1852
Occupation: mathematician, computer pioneer
Also known as: Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace; Ada King Lovelace

Biography: Ada Lovelace

More Facts About Ada Lovelace:

Daughter of the Romantic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, studied mathematics with Charles Babbage whose Difference Engine and Analytical Engines were precursors of the modern computer. Her own contribution was to determine how such an engine could work to calculate Bernoulli numbers.

Education: University of London

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Books About Ada Lovelace:

Moore, Doris Langley-Levy. Countess of Lovelace: Byron's Legitimate Daughter.

Toole, Betty A. and Ada King Lovelace. Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers: Prophet of the Computer Age. 1998.
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Woolley, Benjamin. The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter. 2000.
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Wade, Mary Dodson. Ada Byron Lovelace: the Lady and the Computer. 1994. Grades 7-9.
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