Summer QoTD #13

Born to the Regency equivalent of a rock star (X), this woman was also named the “Enchantress of Numbers”. She was X’s only legitimate child and also quite the nerd, similar to her mother. Her father, X, was the talk of the town in English high society, from his poignant poetry to him leading troops in the fight for Greek Independence. Her mother, teased as the “Princess of Parallelograms”, on the other hand taught her mathematics and logic and ensured a strict schooling.

This resulted in her being extremely intelligent and even wrote a book “Flyology” that determined optimal flight routes to navigate across England. She is famously known to have described in perfect detail how to use an Analytical Engine to calculate a sequence of Bernoulli numbers, i.e. the world’s first computer program ever written.

Who was this woman and who was her father X?

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20 thoughts on “Summer QoTD #13

  1. And you guys are correct again! The woman in question is Ada Lovelace, also known as the world’s first computer programmer, (the OG woman in STEM if you will) and her father was the infamous English poet Lord Byron. Despite sharing blood, Ada lived away from Byron and was raised by her mother alone.
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