British Crown Gives Long Overdue Pardon to Alan Turing

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The British crown gives long overdue pardon to Alan Turing, posthumously, for his “crime” of homosexuality. Turing was one of the most gifted mathematicians of the 20th century, and was instrumental in break Nazi codes — giving the allies major advantages against the Nazis. He is considered by many to be the father of modern computers.

For his contributions, the British government committed the atrocity of chemically castrating Turing, which led him to commit suicide in 1954.