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Interesting Facts About Ada Lovelace

1) Augusta Ada King, (1815 – 1852), commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was a British mathematician and writer.

2) Her mother, Anne Isabella Noel Byron, was a mathematician and political activist.

3) Her father was the well-known poet George Byron.

4) At an early age, her mathematical talent led her to a prolonged friendship relationship with the English mathematician Charles Babbage, and specifically with Babbage’s work on the analytical machine.

5) Her fame comes mainly for his work about the general-purpose mechanical calculating machine of Charles Babbage, the so-called analytical machine.

6) Among her notes on the machine is what is recognized today as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine, so she is considered as the first computer programmer.

7) His social position and education led her to meet important scientists such as Andrew Crosse, Sir David Brewster, Charles Wheatstone, Michael Faraday and the novelist Charles Dickens.

8) He suggested the use of perforated cards as a method of input and instructions to the analytical machine.