MATHEMATICIAN

George Boole

1815 - 1864

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George Boole Jnr (; 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 3,398,766 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). George Boole is the 42nd most popular mathematician (down from 34th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 135th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Mathematician.

George Boole is most famous for inventing Boolean algebra.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, George Boole ranks 42 out of 1,004Before him are Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Kurt Gödel, Johann Bernoulli, Emmy Noether, Pope Sylvester II, and Gottlob Frege. After him are Charles Sanders Peirce, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Archytas, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, and Sofia Kovalevskaya.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1815, George Boole ranks 4Before him are Otto von Bismarck, John Bosco, and Ada Lovelace. After him are Karl Weierstrass, Otto of Greece, Louis-Jules Trochu, Adolph Menzel, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Ildefons Cerdà, Thomas Couture, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Among people deceased in 1864, George Boole ranks 1After him are Ferdinand Lassalle, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Cheoljong of Joseon, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Vuk Karadžić, Hong Xiuquan, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, William I of Württemberg, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, and Leo von Klenze.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Boole ranks 172 out of 8,785Before him are Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), William Ramsay (1852), Brian May (1947), Roger Waters (1943), Anthony Eden (1897), and Duns Scotus (1265). After him are Guy Fawkes (1570), John Milton (1608), George Best (1946), Edward Smith (1850), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), and Boudica (33).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, George Boole ranks 4Before him are Bertrand Russell (1872), John Napier (1550), and Ada Lovelace (1815). After him are Alfred North Whitehead (1861), G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Joan Clarke (1917), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), and John Couch Adams (1819).