Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, was one of the most picturesque characters
in computer history. August Ada Byron was born December 10, 1815 the
daughter of the illustrious poet, Lord Byron. Five weeks after Ada
was born Lady Byron asked for a separation from Lord Byron, and was
awarded sole custody of Ada who she brought up to be a mathematician
and scientist. Lady Byron was terrified that Ada might end up being
a poet like her father. She herself hoped to be "an analyst and
Lady Ada King died of pneumonia, a very common cause of death in these days.