The Enchantress of Numbers
Love conquers all. Ada Lovelace, born as Ada Augusta Byron is considered to be the worlds first computer programmer who developed the first algorithm to be processed by a machine. Here, circa 1845, Ada is finally able to apply her calculations based on a sequence of Bernoulli numbers to the Charles Babbage Analytical Engine. She took extra care in processing her punch cards into the mad machine, which often made breakfast from her delicate programming arrangement. Charles Babbage spoke of her as "Forget this world and all its troubles and if possible its multitudinous Charlatans — every thing in short but the Enchantress of Numbers." Lovelace died at the age of thirty-six, on November 27th, 1852, from uterine cancer.