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Ada (Byron) Lovelace

Portrait of Ada Lovelace, painted by Alfred Edward Chalon in 1840
Ada (Byron) Lovelace (1815 – 1852). 1

An English mathematician, analyst, metaphysician. Lovelace is regarded as the first computer programmer. She sang, played the piano, flute, violin, and harp.

Ada’s heritage consisted of two diametrically opposed points of view: her mother, the archetype of the new industrial age who could use analysis, facts, and objectivity to gain her clearly defined goals, and her father, the romantic poet, who took life as it came without predetermined goals and used imagination to view the world through a subjective lens […]
Betty Alexandra Toole from Her Book Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical Science. 2
Ada was interested in music throughout her life. […] It is this interest that enabled her to visualize the connections between music and technology when she wrote her description of Babbage’s Analytical Engine.
Betty Alexandra Toole from Her Book Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical Science. 3
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SirHenryNorris.  “Watercolor Portrait of Ada Lovelace, Painted by Alfred Edward Chalon, 1840.”  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 7 Sept. 2013.  Web.  6 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
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Toole, Betty Alexnadra.  Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical Science.  Sausalito: Betty Alexandra Toole, 2010: pg. 5 and end of chp. 7.  Google Books.  Web.  22 Oct. 2015.
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