George Eastman

1854 - 1932

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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and helped to bring the photographic use of roll film into the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film stock in 1888 by filmmakers Eadweard Muybridge and Louis Le Prince, and a few years later by their followers Léon Bouly, William Kennedy Dickson, Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and Georges Méliès. He was a major philanthropist, establishing the Eastman School of Music, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and schools of dentistry and medicine at the University of Rochester and in London Eastman Dental Hospital; contributing to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the construction of several buildings at the second campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the Charles River. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Eastman has received more than 1,171,468 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). George Eastman is the 65th most popular inventor (down from 59th in 2019), the 605th most popular biography from United States (down from 534th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Inventor.

George Eastman is most famous for his invention of the Kodak camera.

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Among inventors, George Eastman ranks 65 out of 355Before him are Frank Whittle, Josephine Cochrane, Les Paul, Étienne Lenoir, Oleg Antonov, and John Deere. After him are Louis Renault, John Browning, Richard Arkwright, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Thomas Savery, and Jacques de Vaucanson.

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Among people born in 1854, George Eastman ranks 12Before him are Leoš Janáček, Karl Kautsky, Paul Ehrlich, Henri La Fontaine, Emil von Behring, and Paul Sabatier. After him are Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, Johannes Rydberg, Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Paul Natorp, and Moritz Moszkowski. Among people deceased in 1932, George Eastman ranks 9Before him are Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Aristide Briand, Manuel II of Portugal, Giuseppe Peano, Paul Doumer, and Gustav Meyrink. After him are Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Margaret Brown, Errico Malatesta, Ronald Ross, and Joseph Babinski.

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Among people born in United States, George Eastman ranks 605 out of 15,968Before him are Burt Reynolds (1936), Telly Savalas (1922), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Joel Schumacher (1939), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), and Jim Jarmusch (1953). After him are Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Bill Russell (1934), Dolly Parton (1946), Gwen Stefani (1969), Ellen Burstyn (1932), and Oliver Stone (1946).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, George Eastman ranks 18Before him are Willis Carrier (1876), Douglas Engelbart (1925), Steve Wozniak (1950), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), and John Deere (1804). After him are John Browning (1855), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Percy Spencer (1894), Leo Fender (1909), Jacque Fresco (1916), and Robert Noyce (1927).