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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th February 1927 Noel Coward's Marquise, premieres in London
16th February 1925 Born today: David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
16th February 1925 Born today: John Schlesinger, London England, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling)
16th February 1677 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower
The home of Ada Lovelace
This is where computer pioneer Ada Lovelace lived.
Location: 3 St James Square, St James
Description: This is the London home of mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), best known for her association and work with computer pioneer Charles Babbage.
Ada was taught maths as an antidote to the influence of her father, the poet Lord Byron. She was the first to recognise that Babbage's calculating machine could have applications beyond pure calculation. She created the first algorithm.
She died of uterine cancer in 1852 at the age of just 36.