Mathematician

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 was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is sometimes regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of a "computing machine" and one of the first computer programmers.Lovelace was the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife Lady Byron. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, her Wikipedia page in English has received more than 7,615,000 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 29th most popular Mathematician and the 110th most popular biography from United Kingdom.

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Among Mathematicians, Ada Lovelace ranks 29 out of 570Before her are Claude Shannon (USA), Évariste Galois (FRA), Eudoxus of Cnidus (GRC), Joseph Fourier (FRA), Henri Poincaré (FRA), and Jean le Rond d'Alembert (FRA). After her are Archytas (ITA), Luca Pacioli (ITA), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (FRA), Bernhard Riemann (DEU), François Viète (FRA), and David Hilbert (RUS).

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Among people born in 1815, Ada Lovelace ranks 4 out of 44Before her are George Boole (GBR), Otto von Bismarck (DEU), and John Bosco (ITA). After her are Karl Weierstrass (DEU), Otto of Greece (AUT), Adolph Menzel (POL), Ľudovít Štúr (SVK), Johann Jakob Bachofen (CHE), Ildefons Cerdà (ESP), Julia Margaret Cameron (IND), and Thomas Couture (FRA). Among people deceased in 1852, Ada Lovelace ranks 3 out of 39Before her are Nikolai Gogol (RUS) and Louis Braille (FRA). After her are Friedrich Fröbel (DEU), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (GBR), Auguste de Marmont (ITA), Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (RUS), Vasily Zhukovsky (DEU), Karl Bryullov (ITA), Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (DEU), Marie of Hesse-Kassel (DNK), and Hadji Murad (AZE).

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