The creator of computers
What he did!
His background and earlier life!
He was born Alan Mathison Turing on June 23 in 1912, in Maida Vale, London, England. As a young child, he showed signs of high intelligence, which some of his teachers recognized, but did not always respect. At 13 years old, he was sent to Sherborne School, a large boarding school in Dorset. The education system gave his scientific mind no encouragement, so Turing studied advanced modern scientific ideas, such as relativity, on his own, running far ahead of the school syllabus.