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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. 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. In addition, he made major donations to Tuskegee University and Hampton University, historically black universities in the South. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Eastman has received more than 1,320,465 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). George Eastman is the 69th most popular inventor (down from 65th in 2019), the 735th most popular biography from United States (down from 605th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Inventor.

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

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Among INVENTORS

Among inventors, George Eastman ranks 69 out of 354Before him are Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Jimmy Wales, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Josephine Cochrane, Étienne Lenoir, and Les Paul. After him are Jacques de Vaucanson, Oleg Antonov, Jacques Piccard, Thomas Savery, Richard Arkwright, and Kōnosuke Matsushita.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1854, George Eastman ranks 12Before him are Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, James George Frazer, Emil von Behring, Henri La Fontaine, and Paul Sabatier. After him are Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Johannes Rydberg, Paul Natorp, and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1932, George Eastman ranks 12Before him are Giuseppe Peano, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Ronald Ross, Gustav Meyrink, Alberto Santos-Dumont, and Paul Doumer. After him are Margaret Brown, Errico Malatesta, Joseph Babinski, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Edgar Wallace, and Pavlik Morozov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Eastman ranks 735 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Nozick (1938), Frances Farmer (1913), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Kamehameha I (1758), Vivian Maier (1926), and Gloria Swanson (1899). After him are Nellie Bly (1864), George Cukor (1899), Keith Haring (1958), David Fincher (1962), W. Edwards Deming (1900), and Eliot Ness (1903).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, George Eastman ranks 19Before him are John Deere (1804), Douglas Engelbart (1925), John Browning (1855), Jimmy Wales (1966), Josephine Cochrane (1839), and Les Paul (1915). After him are Ray Tomlinson (1941), Elisha Otis (1811), Leo Fender (1909), Bob Kahn (1938), Robert Noyce (1927), and Jacque Fresco (1916).