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George Boole

1815 - 1864

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George Boole (; 2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864) was a largely self-taught English mathematician, philosopher, and logician, most of whose short career was spent as the first professor of mathematics at Queen's College, Cork in Ireland. He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and is best known as the author of The Laws of Thought (1854) which contains Boolean algebra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Boole has received more than 3,090,932 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia. George Boole is the 34th most popular mathematician (up from 41st in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 172nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Mathematician.

George Boole is most famous for inventing Boolean algebra.

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Among mathematicians, George Boole ranks 34 out of 823Before him are Srinivasa Ramanujan, François Viète, John Napier, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Georg Cantor, and Gerolamo Cardano. After him are Kurt Gödel, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Ada Lovelace, Gottlob Frege, Niels Henrik Abel, and Apollonius of Perga.

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Among people born in 1815, George Boole ranks 3Before him are Otto von Bismarck and John Bosco. After him are Ada Lovelace, Karl Weierstrass, Otto of Greece, Adolph Menzel, Thomas Couture, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Louis-Jules Trochu, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Ildefons Cerdà. Among people deceased in 1864, George Boole ranks 1After him are Ferdinand Lassalle, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Cheoljong of Joseon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Vuk Karadžić, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, William I of Württemberg, and Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Boole ranks 135 out of 7,765Before him are Christopher Lee (1922), Joseph Priestley (1733), Michael Caine (1933), Henry Purcell (1659), T. E. Lawrence (1888), and Olav V of Norway (1903). After him are Æthelstan (895), J. J. Thomson (1856), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), John Venn (1834), Anthony Eden (1897), and Rosalind Franklin (1920).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, George Boole ranks 3Before him are Bertrand Russell (1872) and John Napier (1550). After him are Ada Lovelace (1815), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Andrew Wiles (1953), and Brook Taylor (1685).