While Boole was learning mathematics and foreign languages, he also found the time to found a small school in his hometown in 1834.
Four years later in 1838 another schoolmaster in Waddington, Lancashire died and Boole was invited to run his boarding school.
In 1840, he opened a boarding school in Lincoln again and was beginning to have his mathematical work published.
#5:. He became the first professor of mathematics at the newly founded Queen’s College, Cork (now University College Cork) in Ireland in 1849.
Despite having no university degree, Boole’s increasing fame in mathematical circles lead to other mathematicians recommending him for the professorship.
It was there that he met his wife Mary Everest in 1850 and would go on to have five children before his death in 1864.
To celebrate the bicentenary of his birth, University College Cork, has set up georgeboole.com to mark his life and works.
It has set up the Boole2School programme which takes a “George Boole” into classrooms across Ireland to learn more about him.