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Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a mathematician and a highly influential computer scientist. He formalised the concepts of algorithms and computation. He was criminally prosecuted for homosexual acts in 1952. Such acts were still illegal in the United Kingdom. Two years later, he died of cyanide posining short of his 42nd birthday. In 2009, the British Prime Minister made an official apology. Alan Turing was born June 23rd, 1912.
See Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

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