Alan Turing

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Birthday
23, 1912
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Jun 7, 1954 (41)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1912
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Jun 7, 1954 (41)

About

Mathematician who devised a test of artificial intelligence and created an early model of a general purpose computer. During World War II he did code-breaking for the British Army and developed several techniques for breaking German ciphers.

Before Fame

He rode his bike sixty miles overnight, unaccompanied, so he could make it to his first day of class as a thirteen year old.

Trivia

His homosexuality was considered criminal in 1952, and stunted his research on artificial intelligence.

Family Life

His parents were named Ethel Sara Turing and Julius Mathison.

Associated With

He is a famous mathematician much like Blaise Pascal.