Ada Lovelace who died #OnThisDay in 1852
was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
More information about the Analytical Engine.
In 2017 Ada Lovelace Day was celebrated on October 10th.
10 interesting facts about Ada Lovelace including some you may not have read before.
And this little video tells the whole story in three and a half minutes!
Ada Lovelace died from cancer aged thirty six years. She’s buried next to her father, Lord Byron, at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.