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

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