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George Boole ( 1815 - 1864 )  Category ( Mathematicians ) [suggest a correction]
 

George Boole was the inventor behind the Boolean Algebra System which is a mathematical discovery that is built on the concept of two values. The original invention was based on mathematical logic. Boole is considered the mathematician that actually laid the groundwork for computer science, though he didn’t know it because computers remained an unknown futuristic endeavor in Boole’s day.

George Boole was born in 1815. His father earned a mediocre income as a tradesman. Boole’s father taught him the early foundations of math but it wasn’t until George Boole was a teenager that his true love and interest developed for mathematics.

When he was around sixteen years old, George Boole became an assistant-master at a private school in the United Kingdom. In 1849, he gained an appointment as a first professor at Queens College in Ireland.

In 1855, he married Miss Mary Everest. She would later write on various principles of the Boole theories. George Boole wrote numerous papers of his own. His writing resulted in over fifty papers as well as numerous articles for publication. Boole primarily wrote on mathematics because the study of mathematics was his life pursuit. However, he did possess a very strong understanding of literature.

George Boole was well thought of in his lifetime. He held his own integrity high and kept himself focused on the work at hand. He received an honorary degree of LL.D from the University of Dublin and earned a medal for his 1844 memoir from the Royal Society. George Boole died in 1864. George Boole’s mathematical discoveries led to inventions and further discoveries including the language behind computer science.


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