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The Lincoln Years 1815-1849

George Boole was born on 2 November 1815 in the English cathedral city of Lincoln.

The first child of John and Mary Ann Boole, his family circumstances were very modest. George’s father was a shoemaker and his mother a lady’s maid. After marrying in London in 1806, his parents had moved to Lincoln where John Boole opened a boot and shoe shop in Silver Street.