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Hilton, Peter John (1923–2010), code breaker and mathematician, was born at 34 Castletown Road, West Kensington, London, on 7 April 1923, the son of Mortimer Jacob Hilton (1893/4–1959), a physician and surgeon who practised in Peckham, south London, and his wife, Elizabeth Amelia, ...

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Tutte, William Thomas [Bill] (1917–2002), mathematician and codebreaker, was born on 14 May 1917 at Fitzroy House, Newmarket, the only child of William John Tutte (d. 1944), gardener, and his wife, Annie, née Newell, cook. After moving around for several years his family settled in ...

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Wallis, John (1616–1703), mathematician and cryptographer, was born on 3 December 1616 at Ashford in Kent. He was the third of five children of the Revd John Wallis (1567–1622), son of Robert Wallis of Finedon, Northamptonshire, Cambridge BA and MA (Trinity College...

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John Wallis (1616–1703) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1701 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford