Countess of Lovelace was born today in 1815, the only child of Lord Byron and his wife, Annabella. Born Augusta Ada Byron, but now known simply as Ada Lovelace, she wrote the world’s first computer programmes for the Analytical Engine. Ada suggested that the Analytical Engine “might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent”. She died, aged only 36, of cancer and bloodletting by her physicians.
Ada Lovelace is the world’s first computer programmer.
Happy birthday, Ada before a woman!