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Boole, George

Born: 1815 AD
Died: 1864 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Mathematicians

1815 – Born on the 2nd of November in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. The inventor of Boolean algebra.


1844 – Received a medal from the Royal Society for his memoir and the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University of Dublin.


1849 – Appointed as professor of mathematics in the Queen’s College at Cork.


1854 – Wrote An Investigation into the Laws of Thought, on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities.


1855 – Married to Miss Mary Everest, who, as Mrs. Boole, afterwards wrote several useful educational works on her husband’s principles.


1859 – Completed two systematic treatises on mathematical during his lifetime. The well-known Treatise on Differential Equations appeared, and was followed, the next year, by a Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences, designed to serve as a sequel to the former work.


1864 – Died on 8th of December in Ballintemple, County Cork, Ireland of an attack of fever, ending in suffusion on the lungs.