World’s First Computer Programmer
Countess Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), the only legitimate daughter of the famous English poet Lord Byron, was the first computer programmer. Born Augusta Ada Byron in Marylebone, London, on December 10, 1815, was an English writer who worked on the analytical engine of English mathematician and inventor Charles Babbage. Countess of Lovelace (Augusta Ada King) studied astronomy, mathematics, Latin and music. She later worked as a designer of arithmetical operations for calculating machines with Babbage.
Lady Lovelace wrote the world’s first computer programs for the analytical engine of Charles Babbage. Ahead of her time, her works were published in 1843, although like her other predecessors, the work of Lovelace was also largely forgotten. Continue reading