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Alan Turing

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Alan Turing

WWII Codebreaker of Nazi Enigma Machine


Who was Alan Turing?

Alan Turing was an English mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He is often referred to as the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

During World War II, Alan Turing joined a secret code breaking unit based at Bletchley Park. He was instrumental in developing a machine that was able to find the settings used by the German Enigma machine enabling the allies to decrypt German messages. It’s been estimated that this accomplishment, the subject of the 2014 movie The Imitation Game, shortened the war by a couple of years and saved millions of lives.

Famous Kin

Alan Turing’s known famous kin tend to be through royal connections. He is a direct descendant of King Edward I and a number of Magna Carta sureties including Hugh le Bigod, John FitzRobert, Sir Saher de Quincy, and Henry de Bohun. One of Alan Turing’s more interesting connections is a kinship to actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch is the actor who portrayed Turing in the movie The Imitation Game. Another interesting family connection for Alan Turing is to German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. Not only did Braun help develop the United States’ Saturn V rocket that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the moon, but Braun also helped develop the German V-2 rocket which killed thousands of British and Belgian citizens during the war.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Alan Turing

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir James de Audley

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Mortimer

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin
via Sir Ralph Neville

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin
via Joan Beaufort

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret of France

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin
via Edmund Mortimer

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Ralph Neville

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

5th cousin 12 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

7th cousin 12 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Stewart

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

11th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Robert Erskine of the Ilk

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Ralph Neville

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Joan Beaufort

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin
via Margaret of France

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Beauchamp

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

10th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir David Lindsay

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

7th cousin 8 times removed
via Joan Beaufort

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

9th cousin 7 times removed
via Robert III, King of Scotland

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

14th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Ralph Neville

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