Charles Goodyear

1800 - 1860

Charles Goodyear

Charles Goodyear (December 29, 1800 – July 1, 1860) was an American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844.Goodyear is credited with inventing the chemical process to create and manufacture pliable, waterproof, moldable rubber.Goodyear's discovery of the vulcanization process followed five years of searching for a more stable rubber and stumbling upon the effectiveness of heating after Thomas Hancock. His discovery initiated decades of successful rubber manufacturing in the Lower Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut, as rubber was adopted to multiple applications, including footwear and tires. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Goodyear has received more than 575,930 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 54th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Charles Goodyear ranks 54 out of 323Before him are Karl Drais, Wilhelm Maybach, George Westinghouse, Willis Carrier, Isaac Singer, and Étienne Lenoir. After him are James Naismith, Elon Musk, Josephine Cochrane, Les Paul, George Eastman, and Henry Fox Talbot.

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Among people born in 1800, Charles Goodyear ranks 6Before him are Friedrich Wöhler, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Millard Fillmore, Emperor Ninkō, and France Prešeren. After him are John Edward Gray, Henry Fox Talbot, James Clark Ross, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Lars Levi Laestadius, and Ludwig Ritter von Köchel. Among people deceased in 1860, Charles Goodyear ranks 7Before him are Arthur Schopenhauer, Phineas Gage, Désirée Clary, Jérôme Bonaparte, Alexandra Feodorovna, and János Bolyai. After him are Miloš Obrenović, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Julia Pastrana, István Széchenyi, William Walker, and Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Goodyear ranks 511 out of 12,171Before him are Jennifer Aniston (1969), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Jeff Bezos (1964), Christopher Reeve (1952), Nat King Cole (1919), and Danny Trejo (1944). After him are Kurt Russell (1951), Faye Dunaway (1941), Harold Urey (1893), Jack Kirby (1917), Gordon Allport (1897), and Charles Greeley Abbot (1872).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Charles Goodyear ranks 13Before him are Herman Hollerith (1860), Douglas Engelbart (1925), William G. Morgan (1870), George Westinghouse (1846), Willis Carrier (1876), and Isaac Singer (1811). After him are Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), John Browning (1855), Jimmy Wales (1966), and John Deere (1804).