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: (2020). Ada Lovelace: Victorian computing visionary – Ada Lovelace Day. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].

Image: Welcome to the WISE Campaign. (2020). Ada Lovelace Day 2020 - Welcome to the WISE Campaign. [online] Available at: [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].

Author: Efe Otobrise (2020) LJMU Student

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