Ada Lovelace, in full Ada King, countess of Lovelace, original name Augusta Ada Byron, Lady Byron, (born December 10, 1815, Piccadilly Terrace, Middlesex [now in London], England—died November 27, 1852, Marylebone, London), English mathematician, an associate of Charles Babbage, for whose prototype of a digital computer she created a program. She has been called the first computer programmer.
Inspiration for the major and minor currency units used by Cardano, there are 1,000,000 Lovelace per ₳. You may also spot another link with the project phase prior to Shelley (the one we are in now).
A truly inspiring individual, more details on Ada Lovelace are on Wikipedia and Britannica.
As an aside we can expect some announcements from IOHK and the Cardano Foundation to co-incide with Ada’s birthday on the 10th.