Ada Lovelace

1815 - 1852

Ada Lovelace

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 is believed by some to be 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 to recognise the full potential of computers and as one of the first to be a computer programmer.Augusta Byron was the only legitimate child of poet Lord Byron and his wife Lady Byron. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ada Lovelace has received more than 6,546,073 page views. Her biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 40th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Ada Lovelace ranks 40 out of 746Before her are Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Luca Pacioli, John Napier, Gottlob Frege, George Boole, and Archytas. After her are Johann Bernoulli, Charles Sanders Peirce, Emmy Noether, Apollonius of Perga, Ludolph van Ceulen, and Eudoxus of Cnidus.

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Among people born in 1815, Ada Lovelace ranks 4Before her are Otto von Bismarck, John Bosco, and George Boole. After her are Karl Weierstrass, Otto of Greece, Adolph Menzel, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Ildefons Cerdà, Louis-Jules Trochu, Ľudovít Štúr, and Thomas Couture. 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, Auguste de Marmont, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johan Gadolin, Karl Bryullov, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Vasily Zhukovsky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ada Lovelace ranks 171 out of 5,347Before her are Phil Collins (1951), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry V of England (1386), William Gilbert (1544), Bobby Charlton (1937), and Bon Scott (1946). After her are Mick Jagger (1943), William Ramsay (1852), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Rosalind Franklin (1920), Boudica (33), and Alfred Marshall (1842).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Ada Lovelace ranks 4Before her are Bertrand Russell (1872), John Napier (1550), and George Boole (1815). After her are G. H. Hardy (1877), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Thomas Harriot (1560), Isaac Barrow (1631), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), John Couch Adams (1819), and Michael Atiyah (1929).

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