Question: Nineteenth-century mathematician Ada Lovelace is known as what?

The Quiz: Nineteenth-century mathematician Ada Lovelace is known as what?

The first professional typist
The inventor of the monitor
The inventor of the keyboard
The first computer programmer

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician during the early 19th century. She is known for writing the first algorithm for a machine, which also makes her the first computer programmer. She was the first to explain how codes could be used to control machines and also detailed the process of what is now known as “looping,” which repeats a series of algorithms (instructions). Lovelace worked closely with Charles Babbage and is also the daughter of famed poet Lord Byron.

The correct answer to this quiz is The first computer programmer.

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