George Eastman

1854 - 1932

George Eastman

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 the world's first 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, 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 1,027,279 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 59th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, George Eastman ranks 59 out of 323Before him are Étienne Lenoir, Charles Goodyear, James Naismith, Elon Musk, Josephine Cochrane, and Les Paul. After him are Henry Fox Talbot, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Louis Renault, John Browning, Henry Bessemer, and Jimmy Wales.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Eastman ranks 534 out of 12,171Before him are Buckminster Fuller (1895), Frances Farmer (1913), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Les Paul (1915), and Jack Kilby (1923). After him are Goldie Hawn (1945), Ellen G. White (1827), Willis Lamb (1913), Richard Kiel (1939), Francis Fukuyama (1952), and Lana Turner (1921).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, George Eastman ranks 16Before him are George Westinghouse (1846), Willis Carrier (1876), Isaac Singer (1811), Charles Goodyear (1800), Josephine Cochrane (1839), and Les Paul (1915). After him are John Browning (1855), Jimmy Wales (1966), John Deere (1804), Percy Spencer (1894), Ray Tomlinson (1941), and Leo Fender (1909).