Ada Lovelace

The life of Augusta Ada King/Lovelave

Ada's Life

Ada was born on December 10th, 1815. She was born to the name of Augusta Ada Byron, her dad was the famous poet Lord George Gordon Byron.Lord George and Ada's mother did not have a happy relationship, and he left when Ada was only a month old. When she was 8 years old her father died, and he was in Greece. Ada's mom had tutors teach her math and science in the mid-1800s. When Ada went to college, she studied at the University of London.

Marriage and Family

In 1835 Ada got married with William King-Noel, who became 1st Earl of Lovelace. Him and Ada had three kids named (in order of oldest to youngest) Anne, Byron, and Ralph. Ada and William remained married until death set them apart.

What did Ada do to help us?

Ada's contributions to computer science where not discovered until the 1950s, a century after her death. Her notes were reintroduced by B.Y. Bowden. Since then she has gained posthumous honors. In 1980, the U.S department if Defense developed a computer language called "Ada" after her, which tells us that she really was a big help to computer science.

Facts about Ada Lovelace

Ada's mom did not want her to follow in Ada's father's poetic footsteps. So, Ada's mom emerged her in math and science. Ada had some very famous friends in her lifetime, some include Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale. When she died, Ada was buried next to the father she never knew.

End of Ada's Life

Ada died of uterine cancer in 1952 in Marylebone, United Kingdom. She was only 37 years old.