Ada Lovelace

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Ada Lovelace

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine


Ada Lovelace has been called the world's first computer programmer. She wrote the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine that existed only on paper. Obvioulsy someone had to be the firts, but Lovelace was a woman, and this was in the 1840s. Lovelace was a brilliant mathematician, thanks in part to opportunities that were denied most women of the time.

Lasting Impact

Ada Lovelace was the firts computer programmer. She was a part of developing the modern computer something we rely so much on and is a crucial part of many peoples lives. There is even a day to commerate her and other womens achivments in science, technology and maths . It is held on october 13th




1833 - Ada Meets mathmeticionCharles Babbage 1833 - The birth of the computer ,Charles Babbage begins to creat a concept the Analytical Engine - a predecessor to the modern computer. Babbage even designed a printer for his Analytical Machine. Ada works with Babbage on the engine through the next few years. 1842- The Menabrea Paper, Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea publishes his paper on Babbage's lecture on the Analytical Engine. Lovelace translates and expands the article, adding notes from her personal knowledge about the engine.

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