#458 Overall Influence

Ada Lovelace

English mathematician, considered the first computer programmer


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From Wikipedia

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace 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 to have published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer.

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University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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