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Augusta Ada Byron's sole publication is "A Sketch of the Analytical Engine", her highly praised explication and illustration of Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. Many now claim that her "Sketch" constitutes the first example of computer 'programming'. Ada also composed a handful of unpublished essays as well as thousands of letters, some of which have recently been published. Bibliographic Citation link.
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10 December 1815 AAB, the only legitimate child of the poet Byron and later a remarkable mathematician, was born at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
August 1843 Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, published "A Sketch of the Analytical Engine", a translation from Luigi Menabrea's work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. Her annotations tripled the length of the original. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 November 1852 AAB, Countess of Lovelace, died in London from cancer of the uterus. Bibliographic Citation link.
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