GEORGE BOOLE [Father of Symbolic Logic]

GEORGE BOOLE Father of Symbolic Logic

George Boole, the first Professor of Mathematics in University College Cork (then Queen’s College Cork), sadly passed away from ‘effusion of the lungs’ on December 8th 1864. While walking to the university from his home in Blackrock a few days earlier Boole was caught in a heavy rain storm. He lectured all day in the university in wet clothes and became ill.
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