Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, née Augusta Ada Byron, was born of the brief marriage between George Gordon, Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke, who separated just a month after the baby was born. She is usually known as Ada Lovelace. Ada never met her father. Her mother provided tutoring in mathematics and music, hoping these disciplines would counter any leaning towards Byron's poetry. Ada went to court in London and married William King, later Earl of Lovelace -- but she continued to study mathematics and wrote the algorithm behind the earliest computer program. She also foresaw some of the capability of computers beyond mere calculating machines. The Ada Lovelace Award from the Association for Women in Computing is named in her honor.