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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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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Richard Plantagenet

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Patrick de Chaworth

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

21st cousin
via King Henry I of Navarre

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

21st cousin
via Isabella of Aragon

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via John Wake

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret of France

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Richard Plantagenet

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

21st cousin
via Ferdinand III, King of Castile

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Plantagenet

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert de Holland of Upholland, Lancashire

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Sir Patrick de Chaworth

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via King Henry I of Navarre

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabella of Aragon

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via John Wake

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Margaret of France

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Richard Plantagenet

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Ferdinand III, King of Castile

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