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Ada Lovelace Computer Programmer and Mathematician

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Ada Lovelace Computer Programmer and Mathematician

Born the daughter of famous poet Lord Byron and well-educated aristocrat Annabella Noel Byron, Ada Lovelace became one of the first modern female mathematicians and first person to write a computer program.

Ada’s mother, fearing that her daughter would become as dissolute as her famous father, had Ada schooled in the sciences and tried to keep her isolated from all poetry and art. Yet Ada managed to combine her mother’s hard-headed practicality and her father’s poetic sensibility to gain amazing insights into the possibilities of computing.

This is the story of Ada Lovelace’s troubled childhood, phenomenal achievements, and tragic death at the age of thirty-seven.

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