Lady Augusta Ada Lovelace


  • Lady Augusta Ada(10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron.

  • She was considered as the first computer programmer.

  • She was fascinated by the idea of Babbage.

  • Babbage was suggested by her to use binary number system for program and data for the first time.

  • Though Babbage's engine has never been built, Lovelace's notes are important in the early history of computers.

  • She suggested Babbage use a binary number system for the computer program and data to be fed into the Analytical Engine on Punch Card.

  • She gave the concept of computer programming for the first time, so she is considered as “First Computer Programmer”.

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  • She invented subroutine and the importance of looping.

  • She found that the same set of Punch Cards could be reused to repeat certain instructions.

  • One programming language “ADA” was named to honor her for her great contribution in computer programming.

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