Augustus De Morgan

Augustus De Morgan (27 June 1806 – 18 March 1871) was a British mathematician and logician. He formulated De Morgan's laws and introduced the term mathematical induction, making its idea rigorous.[1]

Augustus De Morgan
Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871)
Born(1806-06-27)27 June 1806
Died18 March 1871(1871-03-18) (aged 64)
London, England
NationalityBritish
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
Known forDe Morgan's laws
De Morgan algebra
Relation algebra
Universal algebra
Scientific career
FieldsMathematician and logician
InstitutionsUniversity College London
University College School
Academic advisorsJohn Philips Higman
George Peacock
William Whewell
Notable studentsEdward Routh
James Joseph Sylvester
Frederick Guthrie
William Stanley Jevons
Ada Lovelace
Francis Guthrie
Stephen Joseph Perry
InfluencesGeorge Boole
InfluencedThomas Corwin Mendenhall
Isaac Todhunter
Notes
He was the father of William De Morgan.