Shaped by a Mathematician Mother
Female pioneering ran in the family. Annabella Milbanke, Ada's mother, was a skilled mathematician herself who wanted anything for her daughter but a creative poetic life like the one Ada's father, the colorful poet Lord George Gordon Byron, led.
And so, Annabella enrolled her daughter in tutoring in advanced mathematics and science from an early age. Ada eventually found a mentor in Augustus De Morgan, a professor of mathematics at the University College in London who's considered one of the pioneers in mathematical logic.