Alan Turing

1912 - 1954

Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing (; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Turing has received more than 20,482,971 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Alan Turing ranks 1 out of 187After him are Grace Hopper, Tim Berners-Lee, Richard Stallman, Dennis Ritchie, Donald Knuth, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Niklaus Wirth, John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, and Marvin Minsky.

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Among people born in 1912, Alan Turing ranks 2Before him is Kim Il-sung. After him are Pope John Paul I, Eva Braun, Jackson Pollock, Milton Friedman, Wernher von Braun, Erich Honecker, Michelangelo Antonioni, Otto von Habsburg, John Cage, and Alfredo Stroessner. Among people deceased in 1954, Alan Turing ranks 3Before him are Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse. After him are Enrico Fermi, Heinz Guderian, Colette, Robert Capa, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, André Derain, Getúlio Vargas, and Alcide De Gasperi.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Turing ranks 24 out of 5,347Before him are Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), James Cook (1728), Charles Dickens (1812), Agatha Christie (1890), Richard I of England (1157), and John Lennon (1940). After him are Mary II of England (1662), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), John Maynard Keynes (1883), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847).


Among computer scientists born in United Kingdom, Alan Turing ranks 1After him are Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Maurice Wilkes (1913), James H. Wilkinson (1919), Robin Milner (1934), Geoffrey Hinton (1947), Gary McKinnon (1966), Stephen Wolfram (1959), Richard Garriott (1961), Karen Spärck Jones (1935), and Martin Fowler (1963).

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