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Alan Turing Will Be The New Face of 50-Pound Note

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who cracked the Enigma machine's code during World War II and his contributions paved the way for the development of modern-day computers which are only some of the achievements he had during his lifetime. Sadly, he passed away rather young.

But now, the Bank of England will honor his contributions to society by making him the new face of the 50-pound note, replacing James Watt.

Turing was one of more than 227,200 people who were being considered to appear on the banknote, which is worth $62 in American currency. Prominent figures like Charles Babbage, Margaret Thatcher, Ada Lovelace and Stephen Hawking were also in the running.

(Image credit: Bank of England/Twitter)

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