Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born on December 10, 1815, is an English mathematician and writer who is known for the work of the mechanical general-purpose computer, also known as the Analytic Engine. Ada has been called the first computer programmer because of the work she developed. Ada became interest in engineering and machines when she was introduced to Charles Babbage, who was the creator of the prototype of a digital computer. Ada was self-educated and privately tutored by Augustus De Morgan, a mathematician logician and the first professor of mathematics at the University of London. Babbage built the original and prototype of the programming computer, but Lovelace’s calculations and programming to the prototype helped improve the computer, developing the first working programming computer. Lovelace passed away on November 27, 1852.
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