Ada Lovelace (b.1815 – d.1852)
Scandalous and wickedly smart. Affair rumors always seemed to surround this mid-19th century countess. Ada Lovelace loved to dance and she loved to charm… but she also loved math. She even once devised an intricate mathematical model to win big bets at the gambling tables she frequented. The Countess of Lovelace is considered by many as the world’s first computer programmer for her work on the Analytical Engine – an early mechanical computer from 1837.