Lovelace, Ada

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Lovelace, Ada Gender: F
Augusta Ada Byron
born on 10 December 1815 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°40 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 08°05'

Ada Lovelace


British noted family, the Countess of Lovelace. She is the daughter and only legitimate child of the sixth Lord Byron, whose marriage to her mom lasted a year. Her mom was obsessed with dominating and controlling her, giving her a good education, but massive social repression. Studied from age five, she showed an early gift in math, and gradually formed an ambition to work as a mathematician. Byron was an accomplished harpist.

With few friends, she married an older man at 19 and had three kids before she was 24. On 5 June 1833, she met Cambridge professor Charles Babbage (born 26 december 1791, London) at a party. As they became friends, she lost interest in her household and social life, offering to work as his assistant in 1842. Ada did a brilliant job with technical annotations to his calculator. Historically, her genius is recognized, and she is often called "the first programmer."

In 1841, she was greatly upset by the expose of a family scandal, which alleged that her dad had an incestuous relationship with her half-sister. Byron had health problems and mood swings that ranged from elation to fatalism, which she treated with opium and brandy. She also had an impulsive love affair.

Found to have uterine cancer, Byron died just before her 37th birthday on 28 november 1852.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Babbage, Charles (born 26 December 1791)
  • child->parent relationship with Byron, Lord (born 22 January 1788)
  • sibling relationship with Byron, Allegra (born 12 January 1817). Notes: Half-sisters
  • role played of/by Swinton, Tilda (born 5 November 1960). Notes: 1997 film, "Conceiving Ada"


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 5 June 1833 (Professor Charles Babbage)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 1841 (Scandal involving father and half-sister)
  • Work : New Job 1842 (Research assistant)

Source Notes

Ruth Dewey quotes Lord Byron's correspondence. Same in Sabian Symbols No.159.

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Caro: the fatal passion: the life of Lady Caroline Lamb" by Henry Blyth (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973), p. 180: "At one o'clock in the afternoon of 10 December, the baby was born. It was a girl."


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Mechanical genius)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Uterine, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Brandy)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Opium)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder (Severe mood swings)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Aristocracy)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Mom obsessive and dominating)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Older husband)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gambler (Loved horse-races)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Research assistant)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Harpist)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Numbers
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Called the first programmer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book