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Ada, Countess of Lovelace

Ada, Countess of Lovelace, 1840
Born The Hon. Augusta Ada Byron
(1815-12-10)10 December 1815
London, England
Died 27 November 1852(1852-11-27) (aged 36)
Marylebone, London, England
Resting place Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Hucknall, Nottingham, England
Known for Mathematics
Title Countess of Lovelace
Spouse(s) William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace

Byron King-Noel, Viscount Ockham and 12th Baron Wentworth
Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth
Ralph King-Milbanke, 2nd Earl of Lovelace


George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron
Anne Isabella Milbanke, 11th Baroness Wentworth

I find that nothing but very close and intense application to subjects of a scientific nature now seems at all to keep my imagination from running wild, or to stop up the void which seems to be left in my mind from a want of excitement.
Ada Lovelace
That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal, as time will show.
Ada Lovelace
The science of operations, as derived from mathematics more especially, is a science of itself, and has its own abstract truth and value.
Ada Lovelace
Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have perception of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any… I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus.
Ada Lovelace
I have got a scheme to make a thing in the form of a horse with a steam engine in the inside so contrived as to move an immense pair of wings, fixed on the outside of the horse, in such a manner as to carry it up into the air while a person sits on its back.
Ada Lovelace
Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.
Ada Lovelace
The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform… But it is likely to exert an indirect and reciprocal influence on science itself.
Ada Lovelace
As soon as I have got flying to perfection, I have got a scheme about a steam engine.
Ada Lovelace
I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.
Ada Lovelace
A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.
Ada Lovelace