Alan Turing

The Father of Modern Computing


Alan Turing was born the 23rd of June 1912 in Paddington, London. Turing's parents were, Julius Mathison Turing, son of a clergyman and Ethel Sara daughter of a engineering chief. Turning had one brother called John Turing. When Turing was six years old his parents sent him to St. Michael's and then to Sherborne school at the age of thirteen. Turing then went to Prinston University from 1936 to 1938.


Alan Turing started the new technology era. He was known as the father of modern computing. Turing worked during World War 2 for the Government Code. Turing accepted treatment with female hormones instead of going to prison as he was gay. Turing also invented a machine. He called it the Turing Machine. (See more about it below)

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Alan Turing died the 7th of June 1954 (age 42) in Wilmslow,United Kingdom. He was found by his cleaner when she came in to clean the room. Turing died the day before because of cyanide poisoning; there was a half eaten apple next to his bed. His mother believed he had accidentally put cyanide from his fingers after a chemestry experiment. Someone also thought he had commited suicide.