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Alan Turing (1912-1954) - noted Computer Scientist and Mathematician

Alan Turing


Alan Turing (1912-1954) was an English computer scientist and mathematician, played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2014 historical drama, The Imitation Game.
Turing was in foster care for much of his first 10 years. His father, Julius Turing (1873-1947), was a public servant in the Indian Civil Service and insisted that he and his wife, Ethel (1881-1976), return to India without their two sons.
Turing was given a posthumous royal pardon on 24 December 2013. In 1952 Turing had been arrested and convicted for having a sexual relationship with a man. Rather than go to prison he accepted a year’s treatment of oestrogen intended to decrease his libido.