Alan Turing was an English computer science, mathematician, cryptoanalyst and theoretical biologist who is widely considered the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Aside from practically inventing the general purpose computer with is Turing machine, Alan Turing was an important cryptoanalyst for the British government during World War II. For a time he was the leader of Hut 8, the British code-breaking center that was responsible for German naval cryptoanalysis. His code-breaking skills played a pivotal role in intercepting coded German messages that allowed the Allies to win several major victories over the Nazis.
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The Amazing Real-Life Story Of Leonardo Da Vinci
But what do we know of the man, of his passions, of Leonardo in love? Leonardo left nothing that could be read directly as a diary or journal: his interest was in the outer, rather than the inner, world. Nevertheless, writers, from the 16th-Century biographer Giorgio Vasari to Sigmund Freud, have scoured the thousands of pages of written notes left by Leonardo for clues. Five hundred years after his death — with exhibitions around Europe celebrating his art, engineering, science and ideas — a new opera celebrates a more private side of the Renaissance master.
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The personal life of Leonardo da Vinci 15 April — 2 May has been a subject of interest, inquiry, and speculation since the years immediately following his death. Leonardo has long been regarded as the archetypal Renaissance man , described by the Renaissance biographer Giorgio Vasari as having qualities that "transcended nature" and being "marvellously endowed with beauty, grace and talent in abundance". Leonardo was born to unmarried parents on 15 April , "at the third hour of the night"  in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci , in the lower valley of the Arno River in the territory of the Republic of Florence. The inclusion of the title "ser" indicated that Leonardo's father was a gentleman.