Turing - Alan Mathison Turing was born June 23, 1912 in...

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Alan Mathison Turing was born June 23, 1912 in England. 1 His father, Julius Turing, born November 9, 1873, 2 was second son of John Robert Turing. 3 As a result, Julius had become an officer of the Indian civil service and was still employed at the time of Alan’s birth. 4 Part of Alan’s mathematical skill was a result of his grandfather, John, and his mother, Ethel Sara Stoney, later Turing, who was born at Podanur, Madras November 18, 1881. 5 Alan’s grandfather, John Turing, had earned a degree in mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848. 6 While the mathematical gene had skipped Alan’s father, Julius, Alan himself was interested in figures very early on in his life, his mother noting so “even before he could read”. 7 In March of 1913, after Alan’s birth, Julius Turing returned to Madras leaving his wife in England with Alan and Alan’s older brother, John who was four at the time. 8 That very same year in September, Ethel went to join her husband in Madras and left her two boys in England with a retired Army 1 David Leavitt, The Man Who Knew Too Much (New York: W. W. Norton, 2006), 9 2 Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983), 2 3 Leavitt, 9 4 Hodges, 5 5 Hodges, 4 6 Hodges, 2 7 Leavitt, 9 8 Hodges, 5
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