Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852)
- Lovelace was born in London and collaborated with inventor Charles Babbage on his mechanical general purpose computing machine, the Analytical Engine.
- She was the first person to foresee the creative potential of the Engine, realising it could do so much more given the right programming and inputs.
- In 1843, Lovelace published a computer program to generate Bernoulli Numbers.
- Her program was the most complete, most elaborate and first to be widely published, Babbage having written only fragments of programs before this.
- Lovelace's vision of computing’s possibilities was unmatched by any of her peers and went largely unrecognised for over a century.
Text: Findingada.com. (2020). Ada Lovelace: Victorian computing visionary – Ada Lovelace Day. [online] Available at:
Image: Welcome to the WISE Campaign. (2020). Ada Lovelace Day 2020 - Welcome to the WISE Campaign. [online] Available at:
https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/events/ada-lovelace-day-2020/ [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].
Author: Efe Otobrise (2020) LJMU Student
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