John Wesley Hyatt

1837 - 1920

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John Wesley Hyatt (November 28, 1837 – May 10, 1920) was an American inventor. He is mainly known for simplifying the production of celluloid. Hyatt, a Perkin Medal recipient, is included in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wesley Hyatt has received more than 89,164 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Wesley Hyatt is the 191st most popular inventor (up from 203rd in 2019), the 2,774th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,760th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Inventor.

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Among inventors, John Wesley Hyatt ranks 191 out of 355Before him are John Kemp Starley, Narcís Monturiol, Eli Whitney, Samuel Pierpont Langley, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, and Uziel Gal. After him are Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Reginald Fessenden, Paul Baran, Georges Claude, Henrich Focke, and Lillian Moller Gilbreth.

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Among people born in 1837, John Wesley Hyatt ranks 47Before him are Georg Ebers, Moritz Kaposi, Prince Albert of Prussia, Carolus-Duran, Alexandre Guilmant, and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. After him are Maria Domenica Mazzarello, Franz Overbeck, Ernest Guiraud, Horace Parnell Tuttle, Georg Ossian Sars, and Yohannes IV. Among people deceased in 1920, John Wesley Hyatt ranks 39Before him are Lothar von Trotha, Mikhail Eisenstein, Norman Lockyer, Maria Bochkareva, Vladimir Purishkevich, and William Chester Minor. After him are Herbert James Draper, Odoardo Beccari, Joseph Trumpeldor, Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg, S. Ansky, and Paul Adam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Wesley Hyatt ranks 2,774 out of 15,968Before him are Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), George Segal (1924), Sal Mineo (1939), Tonya Harding (1970), David Duke (1950), and Charles Addams (1912). After him are David Lewis (1941), Brion James (1945), Bruce Campbell (1958), George B. McClellan (1826), Artie Shaw (1910), and Harry Dexter White (1892).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, John Wesley Hyatt ranks 44Before him are Melvil Dewey (1851), Charles Martin Hall (1863), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Ruth Handler (1916), Eli Whitney (1765), and Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834). After him are Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), Glenn Curtiss (1878), George Pullman (1831), Ray Dolby (1933), Larry Sanger (1968), and Philo Farnsworth (1906).