Augustus De Morgan was a British mathematician and logician born in India. His father passed away when he was ten years old. With his mother, who wanted him to become a priest, he lived in various cities in the southwest of England and changed schools often. His mathematical talents were discovered when he was fourteen years old when a family friend found him making a diagram developed by Euclid with a ruler and a compass and explained its logic to him. He studied law in London, where a new university called University College had recently been created. This institution admitted students who were neither Anglican nor Presbyterian. De Morgan became a professor of mathematics there. Along with Boole, he is a founder of modern logic. In particular, he formulated the laws that are known as De Morgan laws.
Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871)