Ada Lovelace
#754 Overall Influence

Ada Lovelace

English mathematician, considered the first computer programmer


Why is this person notable and influential?

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 published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is widely regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of computers and one of the first computer programmers.

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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