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Authorised form of nameBoole; George (1815 - 1864); mathematician
SurnameBoole
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1815 - 1864
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Lincoln, England (02 November 1815)
Death:
Cork, Ireland (08 December 1864)
Burial:
St Michael's Church of Ireland, Blackrock, County Cork
ActivityResearch Field:
Mathematics
Education:
Self-taught, did not attend secondary school or have a university degree
Career:
First Professor of Mathematics, Queen's College, Cork (1849); Public Examiner for Degrees in the Queen's University; Honorary LL.D. from University of Dublin (1851); elected President of the Cuvierian Society (1855); awarded Keith Medal of Royal Society of Edinburgh (1857); honorary DCL from Oxford University (1859)
Memberships:
FCPS (1858)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/06/1857
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1844
RelationshipsGrandfather of Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor (FRS 1919); wife Mary, daughter of Rev. T. R. Everest, Rector of Wickwar, Gloucestershire, niece of Colonel Sir Gerge Everest FRS (1790-1866); great grandfather of Howard Hinton, FRS.
Published works'An Investigation into the Laws of Thought, on which are founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities' 1854
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp vi-xi
References:
W Kneale, 'Boole and the Algebra of Logic' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 53-63
Sir Geoffrey Taylor, 'George Boole, FRS, 1815-1864' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 44-52, plate
C S S, 'The Society's Library' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 21-27

Papers in University College Cork - catalogue avaiable at http://booleweb.ucc.ie/documents/George_Boole_Descriptive_List.pdf
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/49282014
Royal Society codeNA6589
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1857/02Boole, George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/13/353Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H John Falk, The Athenaeum, Liverpool29 July 1896
IM/000441Boole, Georgend
MM/17/82Letter from Alice Boole to Herbert Rix, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society5 June 1889
MM/16/34'Note on Prof Boole's papers'30 November 1867
NLB/13/614Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H John Falks, Thorshill, West Kirby, Liverpool17 October 1896
AP/43/2On the Gyroscope1860
RR/3/21Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the comparison of transcendents with certain applications to the theory of definite integrals' by George Boole2 June 1857
RR/4/17Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On the theory of probabilities' by George Boole23 June 1862
RR/4/16Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the theory of probabilities' by George Boole25 June 1862
RR/3/218Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On some remarkable relations which obtain among the roots of the four squares into which a number may be divided, as compared with the corresponding roots of certain other numbers' by Frederick Pollock4 October 1858
RR/3/217Letter from George Boole, on a paper 'On some remarkable relations which obtain among the roots of the four squares into which a number may be divided, as compared with the corresponding roots of certain other numbers' by Frederick Pollock4 October 1858
RR/4/74Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the laws of operation, and the systematization of mathematics' by Alexander John Ellis8 November 1859
RR/5/24Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the differential equations which determine the form of the roots of algebraic equations' by George Boole29 June 1864
RR/4/48Referee's report by George Boole, on two papers 'On an extension of Arbogast’s method of derivations' and 'On the equation for the product of the differences of all but one of the roots of a given equation' by Arthur Cayley25 March 1861
RR/4/15Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On simultaneous differential equations of the first order in which the number of the variables exceeds by more than one the number of the equations' by George Boole25 June 1862
RR/4/14Referee's report by William Fishburn Donkin, on a paper 'On simultaneous differential equations of the first order in which the number of the variables exceeds by more than one the number of the equations' by George Boole28 June 1862
RR/5/23Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the differential equations of dynamics. A sequel to a paper on simultaneous differential equations' by George Boole20 May 1863
RR/5/22Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the differential equations of dynamics. A sequel to a paper on simultaneous differential equations' by George Boole19 March 1863
RR/4/81Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On scalar and clinant algebraical coordinate geometry, introducing a new and more general theory of analytical geometry, including the received as a particular case, and explaining ‘imaginary points,’ ‘intersections,’ and ‘lines.’' by Alexander John Ellis15 May 1861
RR/5/25Referee's report by Henry John Stephen Smith, on a paper 'On the differential equations which determine the form of the roots of algebraic equations' by George Boole12 September 1864
RR/4/198Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On some remarkable relations which obtain among the roots of the four squares into which a number may be divided, as compared with the corresponding roots of certain other numbers' by Frederick Pollock17 January 1859
RR/4/221Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols - second memoir' by William Henry Leighton Russell13 May 1862
RR/5/227Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols.— Fourth memoir. With applications to the theory of non-linear differential equations' by William Henry Leighton Russellnd [1864]
RR/5/66Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On clinant geometry, as a means of expressing the general relations of points in a plane, realizing imaginaries reconciling ordinary algebra with plane geometry, and extending the theories of anharmonic ratios' by Alexander John Ellis[1863]
RR/3/22Referee's report by Henry Moseley, on a paper 'On the comparison of transcendents with certain applications to the theory of definite integrals' by Professor George Boole11 July 1857
RR/4/227Referee's report by George Boole, on a paper 'On the calculus of symbols, with applications to the theory of differential equations' by William Henry Leighton Russell1861
IM/000440Boole, Georgend
MS/782Mathematical papers of George Boole 1844-1855
NLB/13/735Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to H J Falk, The Athenaeum, Liverpool12 November 1896
NLB/13/434Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Michael Foster7 September 1896
RR/3/55Referee's report by George Boole, on three papers 'A memoir on the theory of matrices'; 'A memoir on the automorphic linar transformation of a bipartite quadric function'; 'On certain formulae for differentiation' by Arthur Cayley29 March 1858
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