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 legitimate 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 9,194,348 page views. Her biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Ada Lovelace is the 37th most popular mathematician (up from 38th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 152nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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 37 out of 823Before her are Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Georg Cantor, Gerolamo Cardano, George Boole, Kurt Gödel, and Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet. After her are Gottlob Frege, Niels Henrik Abel, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, Johann Bernoulli, and Emmy Noether.

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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, Thomas Couture, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Louis-Jules Trochu, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Ildefons Cerdà. Among people deceased in 1852, Ada Lovelace ranks 4Before her are Louis Braille, Nikolai Gogol, and Friedrich Fröbel. After her are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Henry Clay, Auguste de Marmont, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johan Gadolin, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Karl Bryullov, and Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Ada Lovelace ranks 148 out of 7,765Before her are John, King of England (1166), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), and George IV of the United Kingdom (1762). After her are Catherine Parr (1512), Ian Fleming (1908), Alfred Marshall (1842), John Logie Baird (1888), Henry IV of England (1367), and Thomas Young (1773).

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 Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Andrew Wiles (1953), and Brook Taylor (1685).