Lady Ada Lovelace

Lady Ada Lovelace

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This image is part of the feature 10 Women Scientists Who Changed The World

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Caption: Ada Lovelace (born 1816). Portrait of the 27-year- old Lady Ada Lovelace, daughter of poet Lord Byron and friend of inventor Charles Babbage (1792-1871), who designed the first computer. Lady Lovelace was a supporter of Babbage's "analytical engine" - a mechanical computer made of cogs and levers which was never finished. As well as publi- cizing Babbage's ideas, and thus preserving his name for posterity, her mathematical flair enabled her to design programs to run on the machine. The programming language ADA was named after her. When Babbage's funding was withdrawn the pair tried to devise an infallible scheme for winning money on horse races - which of course failed.

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