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 3,008,286 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). George Boole is the 41st most popular mathematician (down from 38th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 158th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Mathematician.

George Boole is most famous for inventing Boolean algebra.

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Among mathematicians, George Boole ranks 41 out of 828Before him are Gottlob Frege, Luca Pacioli, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Ada Lovelace, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Emmy Noether. After him are Eudoxus of Cnidus, Johann Bernoulli, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet.

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

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Boole ranks 172 out of 6,924Before him are Howard Carter (1874), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Edward Smith (1850), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Olav V of Norway (1903), and James Chadwick (1891). After him are Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Jeff Beck (1944), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Ken Loach (1936), William Golding (1911), and Cary Grant (1904).

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), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), and John Horton Conway (1937).