British 50 pound note honors WW2 codebreaker

A new 50 pound banknote features mathematician Alan Turing

Turing is known for designing machines to decrypt coded messages

during World War Two

(English) CHIEF CASHIER AT THE BANK OF ENGLAND, SARAH JOHN, SAYING:

"I mean the fact that Alan Turing is on the note reflects his amazing legacy, whether it's solving the enigma code or helping to solve the enigma code during World War Two or whether it's, you know, having that initial concept of a computer."

Turing was persecuted for being gay

Britain's government issued a pardon in 2013

LOCATION: CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND

Britain's GCHQ spy agency unveiled an artwork in his honor

Turing has become a symbol of the prejudice suffered by gay people

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