Isaac Singer

1811 - 1875

Isaac Singer

Isaac Merritt Singer (October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an American inventor, actor, and businessman. He made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of what became one of the first American multi-national businesses, the Singer Sewing Machine Company.Many others, including Walter Hunt and Elias Howe, had patented sewing machines before Singer, but his success was based on the practicality of his machine, the ease with which it could be adapted to home use and its availability on an installments payment basis.Singer died in 1875, a millionaire dividing his $13 million fortune unequally among 20 of his living children by his wives and various mistresses, although one son, who had supported his mother in her divorce case against Singer, received only $500. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Singer has received more than 424,232 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 52nd most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Isaac Singer ranks 52 out of 323Before him are Emile Berliner, Louis Blériot, Karl Drais, Wilhelm Maybach, George Westinghouse, and Willis Carrier. After him are Étienne Lenoir, Charles Goodyear, James Naismith, Elon Musk, Josephine Cochrane, and Les Paul.

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Among people born in 1811, Isaac Singer ranks 9Before him are Évariste Galois, Robert Bunsen, Théophile Gautier, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Urbain Le Verrier, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. After him are William Makepeace Thackeray, Louis Blanc, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Vissarion Belinsky, Ambroise Thomas, and François Achille Bazaine. Among people deceased in 1875, Isaac Singer ranks 8Before him are Georges Bizet, Jean-François Millet, Ferdinand I of Austria, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Andrew Johnson, and Tongzhi Emperor. After him are Éliphas Lévi, John Edward Gray, Charles Lyell, Moses Hess, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, and Charles Wheatstone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Isaac Singer ranks 470 out of 12,171Before him are Willis Carrier (1876), Frank Abagnale (1948), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Elinor Ostrom (1933), and Natalie Wood (1938). After him are Michael Landon (1936), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Warren Beatty (1937), Susan Sontag (1933), John Cazale (1935), and Washington Irving (1783).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Isaac Singer ranks 12Before him are Steve Wozniak (1950), Herman Hollerith (1860), Douglas Engelbart (1925), William G. Morgan (1870), George Westinghouse (1846), and Willis Carrier (1876). After him are Charles Goodyear (1800), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Les Paul (1915), George Eastman (1854), John Browning (1855), and Jimmy Wales (1966).