Alan Turing

Louisa Mackie

Early life

Alan Turing was born on the 23rd June. He was born in London. His dad was in the Indian Civil Service and his parents lived in India until his father retired in 1926.Whilst Alan Turing's parents were in India he and his brother stayed at a friends house.

What did he become?

Alan Turing studied Mathematics at Cambridge University and also taught there.

In 1936 Alan Turing went to Princeton University in America and then came back to England in 1938. He worked in the British cryptanalytic department in secret. When there was the outbreak of the war he took a full time job at the headquarters.He took the lead in a team that designed a machine known as a bombe that successfully decoded German messages. He then became well known. Shortly after the war he started thinking about developing machines to process information.

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