Ada Lovelace

1815 - 1852

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Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and to have published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer.Ada Byron was the only child of poet Lord Byron and mathematician Lady Byron. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ada Lovelace has received more than 8,327,239 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Ada Lovelace is the 38th most popular mathematician (up from 40th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 171st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Mathematician.

Ada Lovelace is most famous for her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. She is credited with being the first computer programmer.

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Among mathematicians, Ada Lovelace ranks 38 out of 828Before her are Kurt Gödel, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Gerolamo Cardano, Gottlob Frege, Luca Pacioli, and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet. After her are Charles Sanders Peirce, Emmy Noether, George Boole, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Johann Bernoulli, and Apollonius of Perga.

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Among people born in 1815, Ada Lovelace ranks 3Before her are Otto von Bismarck and John Bosco. After her are George Boole, Karl Weierstrass, Otto of Greece, Adolph Menzel, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Thomas Couture, Ildefons Cerdà, Louis-Jules Trochu, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Among people deceased in 1852, Ada Lovelace ranks 4Before her are Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, and Friedrich Fröbel. After her are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Henry Clay, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Auguste de Marmont, Johan Gadolin, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Karl Bryullov, and Vasily Zhukovsky.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Ada Lovelace ranks 152 out of 6,924Before her are Edward the Elder (871), Anthony Eden (1897), Roald Dahl (1916), Duns Scotus (1265), Robert the Bruce (1274), and Cat Stevens (1948). After her are Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Eric Clapton (1945), C. S. Lewis (1898), Rosalind Franklin (1920), and Mark Knopfler (1949).

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Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Ada Lovelace ranks 3Before her are Bertrand Russell (1872) and John Napier (1550). After her are George Boole (1815), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), and John Horton Conway (1937).