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Scherbius, Arthur, 1878-1929

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Personal name headingScherbius, Arthur, 1878-1929
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Birth date1878-10-30
Death date1929-05-13
Place of birthFrankfurt am Main (Germany)
Place of deathBerlin (Germany)
Field of activityEnigma cipher system Inventors Cryptography Data encryption (Computer science)
Profession or occupationElectrical engineers
Found inScherbius, Arthur. Die magnetische Induktion in Geschlossenen Spulen, 1919: title page (Arthur Scherbius)
Wikipedia, 3 August 2019 (Dr. Arthur Scherbius; born 30 October 1878, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, died 13 May 1929, Berlin, Germany, aged 50; a German electrical engineer, inventor and pioneer who invented the famous mechanical cipher Enigma machine; He patented the invention, and later sold the machine under the brand name Enigma)
New York times, 10 June 2019: as part of an "Overlooked no more" series of obituaries (Alan Turing; code-breaker and computer visionary whose ideas helped win World War II; leading the Bletchley Park code breakers, Turing built a huge contraption called the Bombe, mimicked the operations of the Enigma machine, and broke its codes -- their greatest initial challenge was figuring out the method of encryption of the German Enigma device, invented 20 years earlier by Arthur Scherbius, a German electrical engineer who patented it as a civilian machine to encrypt commercial messages)
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