# 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 | |
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Born | |

Died | 18 March 1871 64) London, England | (aged

Nationality | British |

Alma mater | Trinity College, Cambridge |

Known for | De Morgan's laws De Morgan algebra Relation algebra Universal algebra |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematician and logician |

Institutions | University College London University College School |

Academic advisors | John Philips Higman George Peacock William Whewell |

Notable students | Edward Routh James Joseph Sylvester Frederick Guthrie William Stanley Jevons Ada Lovelace Francis Guthrie Stephen Joseph Perry |

Influences | George Boole |

Influenced | Thomas Corwin Mendenhall Isaac Todhunter |

Notes | |

He was the father of William De Morgan. |