Alan Turing was a multi-talented individual, however, most famously the Englishman worked as a mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. As well as this, Alan Turing was an Olympic-standard marathon runner although his many other mind-blowing achievements often overshadowed this.

Specifically, Turing did his most important work during the World War at Bletchley Park, a code-breaking facility in the heart of the English countryside. While there, Turing spearheaded a team towards a new goal, that of computed-assisted problem-solving. Specifically, Turing was able to achieve the seemingly impossible task of cracking the German’s Enigma code, he did so by building what many people call the first functionally-practical computer.

Tragically, Turing’s work in the war had to be kept a secret, meaning that after he was arrested for homosexual activities he was cut no slack. Consequently, he was put on hormonal therapy up until the day he committed suicide on the 7th of June 1954. Rumours have it that he took his own life by biting a poisoned apple and that this was what went on to inspire the most famous Apple-related logo in the world…

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