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(Augusta) Ada Byron (1815–1852) by Margaret Sarah Carpenter, 1836 © Crown copyright in photograph: UK Government Art Collection

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Byron, (Augusta) Ada [married name (Augusta) Ada King, countess of Lovelace] (1815–1852), mathematician and computer pioneer, was born on 10 December 1815 at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London, the only child of George Gordon Noel Byron, sixth Baron Byron (1788–1824), poet, and his wife, ...

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Dame Hilary Mary Cropper (1941–2004) by Terry O'Neill, c. 2000 Getty Images

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Cropper [née Trueman], Dame Hilary Mary (1941–2004), businesswoman, was born on 9 January 1941 at 6 Oldham Street, Bollington, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, the daughter of Arnold Trueman, a commercial clerk then serving as an aircraftsman second class in the RAF, and his wife, ...

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Jones, Karen Ida Boalth Spärck (1935–2007), computer scientist, was born on 26 August 1935 at the Huddersfield municipal maternity home, the only child of Alfred Owen Jones, a lecturer in chemistry at the local technical college, and his Norwegian wife, Ida, née Spärck...