George Boole, a British mathematician, logician and philosopher whose work served as the basis for modern computer science, is being celebrated with an amazing Google Doodle on what would have been his 200th birthday (His dead uhm).
Boole was born November 2, 1815, in Lincoln, England, and died December 8, 1864, in County Cork, Ireland. He is best known as the author of The Laws of Thought, the inventor of Boolean algebra, and also referred to as “The Father of the Information Age”.
Boole died of pneumonia at the age of 49 while he was living in Ireland. According to research, He became ill after being soaked in a rainstorm while walking to class, and yet taught in his wet clothes.
Wondering why George Boole is important? Well, according to Lord David Puttnam The producer of the film: The Genius of George Boole — no George Boole, no Google, no Amazon, no Intel, that makes him pretty important.