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Augustus The Logical One De MorganAugustus De Morgan was born in Mandura India on June 27 1806 His father John was a colonel in the Indian Army At birth Augustus lost sight in his right eye After seven months he moved to England with his family Augustus attended private education where he learned Latin Greek Hebrew and mathematics He did not excel at school and was made the blunt of all the jokes from his schoolmates In 1923 at the age of sixteen he entered Trinity College in Cambridge He received his bachelors degree at Trinity but was not eligible for the masters degree because he refused to take the theological exam He graduated from Trinity College in 1927 After graduation De Morgan had to decide what he was going to do for the rest of his life Fearful of hypocrisy and religious bigotry he rejected his parents wishes of becoming a priest After looking at medicine and law he finally decided on becoming a mathematician In 1928 De Morgan was awarded the position of the first Professor of Mathematics at University College in London In 1931 De Morgan resigned on principle after another professor was fired with no explanation In 1937 he married Sophia Frend who would later write De Morgans biography He was also very involved in various associations He was a member of the Astronomical Society the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and he also co-founded the London Mathematical Society He wrote thousands of books and articles on math logic and philosophy De Morgan had a large personal library of over 3000 books which was later donated to the London University library after he died on March 18 1871 in London England De Morgan contributed many accomplishments to the field of mathematics He was the first person to define and name mathematical induction and developed De Morgans rule to determine the convergence of a mathematical series De Morgan also
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