Alan Turing

The Succesful Scientist...

Brief History...

Alan Turing was born on 23 June, 1912, in London and he committed suicide on 7 June, 1954. He was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer of computer science who ,during the war, played a vital role in deciphering the messages encrypted by the German Enigma machine, which provided vital intelligence for the Allies. He himself invented the Enigma machine.

His Death...

Alan might have commites suicide by cyanide poisoning.

His housekeeper famously found the 41-year-old mathematician dead in his bed, with a half-eaten apple on his bedside table.

It is widely said that Turing had been haunted by the story of the poisoned apple in the fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and had resorted to the same desperate measure to end the persecution he was suffering as a result of his homosexuality. The police never tested the apple for the presence of cyanide.