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Alan Turing

Computer pioneer Alan Turing

Gay computer pioneer and WWII codebreaker Alan Turing has beaten Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela to be named the most iconic figure of the 20th century in a British poll. Turing was chosen in a public vote during a special live broadcast of BBC program Icons: The Greatest Person Of The 20th Century, …

Historical public domain photo of Alan Turing, world war ii codebreaker

Only 174 pardons for historical gay sex convictions have been issued in England and Wales since “Turing’s Law” was passed last year. The law, which followed a posthumous pardon issued to wartime codebreaker Alan Turing (pictured) in 2013, allows the thousands of men who were convicted of historical gay sex offences to apply for a …


A hand written notebook belonging to World War II code breaking hero Alan Turing was up for auction recently and fetched a whopping $1,025,000. US. The 56 page notebook which dates from 1942-44 when Turing worked at Bletchley Park in the UK where he was instrumental in Breaking Nazi Germany’s enigma code – a period …

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