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Ada Lovelace

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ABOUT ADA LOVELACE
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Real-life Identity
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Superhero Backstory
Ada has future sight, she is able to know details about the future condition of an object when she is close to it.

Raised in a small town in England Ada was often ill in her childhood. The tale remains unconfirmed but it is said that during one bout of illness she gained her superpowers. One day she ran away and worked as a fortune teller in the region of Ockham in England, there she met Charles.

Charles convinced Ada to join Team Remarkablz and she was the first Remarkablz to learn of the planned invasion of Earth by the extraterritorial Malwares and forewarned Team Remarkablz of the coming dangers.
Augusta Ada King
Occupation: Computer Scientist
Born: 1815
Died: 1852
Nationality: British

Ada was an English mathematician and write and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron. Ada was taught mathematics and science which was unusual for women at the time and she became a gifted mathematician.

Ada is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the 1800s.

She died of uterine cancer in 1852, at the age of 36.
Did you know?
  1. Ada Lovelace was English poet Lord George Gordon Byron's only legitimate child.
  2. Charles Dickens read to Ada from one of his novels.
  3. When Ada was 12 years old she conceptualised a flying machine.
  4. Ada foresaw that any piece of content—including music, pictures and sounds—could be translated to digital form.

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Top Quarkz
Ada features in our signature card game, Top Quarkz. The game supports development of maths, literacy and decision making skills all while learning about some of the most impressive scientific discoveries throughout history.

We've explained the drawing and her playing card below so you can learn more about both her superhero and her real-life identity.
THE DRAWING EXPLAINED
We gave Ada the power of Future Sight as she described in the 1800s how computers might work.
Ada is wearing a similar headband to the 1840 watercolour portrait painted of her.
Superpower
Discovery
The Analytical Engine was thought of as the first computer.
No one knows for sure, just where Ada is....
Location
SideKick
When Ada was 17, she met Charles Babbage, an inventor and mathematician. Babbage served as a mentor to Ada.
Why Horses? Ada liked to gamble. It is said that she lost more than £3,000 on horses, a lot of money at that time.
Weakness
Top Quarkz Card Explained
Each drawing we create has one or more hidden treasure(s) about our superheroes' life experiences, depictions in art, jobs or discoveries. Did you find the ones hidden in this drawing?
Hidden Treasures
We have packed a lot into our cards - from amazing imagined superpowers to biographical information and hidden treasures.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
What Do Computer Scientists Do?
Computer scientists apply their knowledge of information theory and computation to computer systems.
Who Was Charles Babbage?
Charles Babbage invented computers but failed to build them. The first complete Babbage Engine was completed in London.
How Do Computers Work?
We use computers for all kinds of things, but have you ever wondered how computers work? Find out in this SciShow Kids video.
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Learn More About Ada
Born Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer.
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