George Boole
 

 

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George Boole 1815-1864

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Born in Lincoln. He was a cobbler’s son who despite being self-taught and not having a degree, became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cork in 1849. He developed a system, using mathematical symbolism, to represent logical propositions. Boolean logic is the basis for computerised search mechanisms.

            His best known works are Mathematical Analysis of Logic and Laws of Thought. He is buried in Cork.

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