Ada Lovelace, daughter of aristocratic poet Lord George Gordon Byron and Anne Isabella Noel Byron, was born in London on December 10, 1815. Lovelace showed an interest and talent for mathematics from an early age after her mother insisted that she pursued science and math because of a fear that she would inherit her father’s moody temperament.
Lovelace had 3 mentors in her early life, and later met her greatest mentor, Charles Babbage, at the age of 17. Babbage became known as the father of the computer following his invention of the difference engine, which led to his later invention of the analytical engine that completed complex calculations.
Lovelace was asked to translate an article on the analytical engine from a Swiss journal, her notes included three pages of her own thoughts and ideas that were published in 1843 using the initials “A.A.L.,”(Augusta Ada Lovelace). Her notes detailed theories about code and what is now known as “looping”, and one of the first appendices written by Lovelace was the algorithm that programmed the calculation of Bernoulli numbers. Due to this work, more than a century later Lady Ada began to be recognized as one of the most influential figures of the 1800's, and as the mother of the computer.