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In Ireland, George Boole, British mathematician and founder of "Boolean Algebra," dies at his home in Cork

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George Boole was born to a Lincolnshire tradesman in 1815 and grew up in the city of Lincoln.  He had only an early elementary education but he educated himself, with the help of the local Mechanics Institute, to a remarkable degree.  He became a school teacher and embarked on research in mathematics. After his papers were published he became professor of mathematics at Queen's College in Cork.  He remained there for the rest of his life, laying out "Boolean algebra" and other foundations of modern computer science.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Nell B. Dale, John Lewis (eds.), Computer Science Illuminated (Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2013), 93.