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George Boole

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George Boole
Boole in about 1860
Born2 November 1815(1815-11-02)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Ingland
Dee'd8 December 1864(1864-12-08) (aged 49)
Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland
EddicationBainbridge's Commercial Academy[1]
Era19t-century filosofie
RegionWastren Filosofie
SchuilMathematical foondations o computin
InstitutionsLincoln Mechanics' Institution[2]
Queen's College, Cork
Main interests
Mathematics, Logic, Filosofie o mathematics
Notable ideas
Boolean algebra

George Boole (/ˈbl/; 2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864) wis an Inglis mathematician, eddicator, filosofer an logician. He wirked in the fields o differential equations an algebraic logic, an is best kent as the author o The Laws of Thought (1854) which conteens Boolean algebra. Boolean logic is creditit wi laying the foondations for the information age.[3]


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  1. O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "George Boole", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  2. Hill, p. 149; Google Books.
  3. "Who is George Boole: the mathematician behind the Google doodle". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 November 2015.