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 Augusta Ada Byron, countess of Lovelace

Coat-of-arms of Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)
First computer programmer, née Augusta Ada Byron
Heiress of her estranged father,  the poet Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Argent, three bendlets enhanced Gules.
Motto :   Crede Biron  (Trust Byron)

 Lady Lovelace

Augusta Ada Byron  (1815-1852)  was the daughter and heiress of Lord Byron  (the poet)  whom she never knew.  Her mother  (Lady Byron, née  Anne Isabelle Milbanke)  had a passion for mathematics herself and she made sure that it would be an important part of Ada's upbringing.  Forcibly so, at times.

Ada was introduced by  Mary Somerville  to  Charles Babbage  on June 5, 1833.  She then developped an intense interest in the  mathematics of computation  and is now regarded as the first  computer programmer.

On 8 July 1835, Ada married  William King-Noel,  8th Baron King (1805-1893).  When her husband was created first Earl Lovelace in 1838,  Ada Augusta King  became  Countess of Lovelace  and started signing  "A. A. Lovelace"  (Augusta Ada Lovelace).

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On Dec. 10, 2012, Google commemorated Ada's 197-th Birthday with this logo :

 Ada Lovelace (197th Birthday)
 Google Doodle on December 10, 2012

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