## 1815 – Boole – bio

George Boole was born in Lincoln, England in 1815 and was a mathematician. He is most known for his work reducing logic to a form of algebra. In 1854, Boole’s book on logic, “An Investigation of the Laws of Thought on Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities” was published. This created the field now known as Boolean algebra or Boolean logic that uses two values and has formed the foundation for modern electronic computer logic.

PRECURSOR:

**1232 – Llull**

1616 – Wallis

**1736 – Lagrange**

**1749 – Laplace**

1765 – Lacroix

CONCURRENT:

1802 – DeMorgan

1813 – Gregory

1821 – Cayley

1835 – Jevons

SUBSEQUENT:

1883 – Keynes

**1889 – Wittgenstein**

1907 – Shestakov

1912 – Turing

**1916 – Shannon**