Today, Google has demonstrated a fascinating doodle on its homepage in order to commemorate the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace. The doodle shows Ada Lovelace writing the pioneering computer program with a quill pen seated on a desk and the paper scroll she is writing her algorithm on twirls in the shape of the letters of the Google logo.
Ada King, the countess of Lovelace, was born on December 10, 1815 in Piccadilly Terrace, Middlesex, England and was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, but as her parents separated soon after her birth and she did not get to know her father well.
While she was educated at home by tutors, her mathematical skills were further honed by Augustus De Morgan, the first professor of mathematics at the University of London, who helped her in advanced studies.
She is remembered especially for her work on the Analytical Engine, a proposed mechanical computer designed by Charles Babbage, the father of computer.
Unfortunately, Lovelace passed away at a young age of 36 on November 27, 1852 suffering from uterine cancer.