200th anniversary of George Boole, famous mathematician from Lincoln

Charlotte Scott Centre for Algebra


The year of 2015 is the bicentennial anniversary of George Boole, a famous mathematician born and bread in Lincoln. He became one of the most influential minds of the 19th century whose ideas laid the foundations of modern algebra and mathematical logic, as well as paved the way to applications in computer science and technology.

George Boole’s early fascination with mathematics and academic subjects was induced by his father, who was an owner of a cobbler’s shop in Silver Street in Lincoln but maintained interest in mathematics and sciences. Although the family could not afford the best school education, George taught himself Latin, Greek, French and German, and later differential and integral calculus. Having to support his parents and siblings after his father’s business collapsed, George Boole in his twenties found himself teaching and running schools in Waddington and Lincoln. At the same time, he managed to pursue his mathematical…

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  1. Dick Bedeaux says:

    Interesting, I did not know Boole came from Lincoln.

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