Boole and Voynich and Everest
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George Boole - after whom the Boolean data type and Boolean logic was named - was the father of Ethel Lilian Voynich - who wrote The Gadfly.
Her husband was Wilfrid Voynich - after whom the Voynich manuscript was named.
Ethel's mother and George Boole's wife was Mary Everest Boole - a self-thought mathematician who wrote educational books about mathematics. Her life is of interest to feminists as an example of how women made careers in an academic system that did not welcome them.
Mary Everest Boole's uncle was Sir George Everest - after whom Mount Everest is named.
And her daughter Lucy Everest was the first he first woman Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry.
Geoffrey Hinton, great-great-grandson of George and Mary Everest Boole, received the Turing Award for his work on deep learning.
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