Alan Turing

A genius man

Alan Turing one of the greatest inventors ever.

Alan Turing was born on the 23rd June, 1912 and died on the 7 June, 1954 at the young age of 41. He is famous for creating a machine in WWII which was one of the reasons why we won. It was an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma Machine. He used it to decode messages the Germans sent. He was part of the Goverment Code & Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchy Park. Britain's code breaking centre. Thanks to Alan's work, he had shortened the second world war by two to four years. After the war, Turing worked at the National Physical Laboratory and designed the ACE which was one of the first designs for a stored-program computer. 16 days before he was 42, Alan Turing died of cyanide poisoning which is thought to have been a suicide. In 1942, Alan was convicted of homosexual acts which was still criminalised in the UK and was given oestrogen infections as an alternate to prison. 55 years later in 2009 ,after an internet campaign, former British Prime minister Gordon Brown apologised on behalf of the British government for the "appalling way he was treated". In 2013, Queen Elizabeth II granted him a posthumous pardon. Alan Turing was one of the greatest men who ever lived. Hs invention has inspired inventors to make amazing creations to benefit the world. Who knows what would have happened if he was never born.
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