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Ada Lovelace

Mathematician, Computer Programmer, Musician (10-Dec-1815 — 27-Nov-1852)


Joan Baum. The Calculating Passion of Ada Byron. Archon Books. 1986. 133pp.

James Essinger. A Female Genius: How Ada Lovelace Started the Computer Age. Gibson Square Books. 2013. 256pp.

Doris L. Moore. Ada, Countess of Lovelace: Byron's Legitimate Daughter. Harper & Row. 1977. 397pp.

Betty Alexandra Toole (editor). Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers: A Selection from the Letters of Lord Byron's Daughter and Her Description of the First Computer. Strawberry Press. 1992. 439pp.


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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.920)

  6. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.288)

  7. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.82)

  8. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.334)

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