Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Kings in:
 • St Mary Magdalene Churchyard
 • Hucknall
 • Ashfield District
 • Nottinghamshire
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Augusta Ada Byron King
Birth: Dec. 10, 1815
Death: Nov. 27, 1852

English Aristocracy. Mathematician. Born Augusta Ada Byron in London to the famed poet, George Gordon Byron and his wife, Anna Isabella Millbanke. Within two months of her birth, her mother separated from Lord Byron and was awarded sole custody of their daughter, Byron never saw her again. Know as Ada, she was tutored in the sciences and mathematics by such luminaries as William Frend, William King, Mary Somerville, and Augustus De Morgan. She married at nineteen to William Lord King who became Earl of Lovelace, and they had three children together. She began a long working friendship with Charles Babbage in 1833 and occupied themselves with the design and construction of the first Difference Engine, and later of the Analytical Engine - both precursors of the modern computer. Her suggestion of writing a plan for how the engine might calculate Bernoulli numbers is now regarded as the first computer program. Additionally, they tested mathematical theories of probability in horse racing, gambling on their theories to the point of debt and ruin even as the government lost faith in the Difference Engine project and had withdrawn all financial support. Ill health plagued the rest of her life, culminating in suspected uterine cancer which was treated with bloodletting which, it is speculated, led to her early death at 36. At her request she was buried beside her father in Hucknall Torkard church in Nottinghamshire. The computer language ADA, created by the United States Defense Department, was named after her. Her image can also be seen on the Microsoft product authenticity hologram stickers. The British Computer Society annually awards a medal in her name. (bio by: Iola) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Gordon Byron (1788 - 1824)
 
 Sibling:
  Augusta Ada Byron King (1815 - 1852)
  Allegra Byron (1817 - 1822)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Mary Magdalene Churchyard
Hucknall
Ashfield District
Nottinghamshire, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sue
Record added: Jan 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6145300
Augusta Ada <i>Byron</i> King
Added by: Iola
 
Augusta Ada <i>Byron</i> King
Cemetery Photo
Added by: julia&keld
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- ForgetღMeღNot
 Added: Mar. 7, 2015

- Denise🌷
 Added: Jan. 22, 2015

- daniel1903
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014
There are 50 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 31 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service