1770 - 1843

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Sequoyah (Cherokee: ᏍᏏᏉᏯ, Ssiquoya, or ᏎᏉᏯ, Se-quo-ya; c. 1770 – August 1843), also known as George Gist or George Guess, was a Native American polymath of the Cherokee Nation. In 1821, he completed his independent creation of the Cherokee syllabary, making reading and writing in Cherokee possible. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sequoyah has received more than 919,940 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Sequoyah is the 155th most popular inventor (down from 116th in 2019), the 2,099th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,355th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Inventor.

Sequoyah is most famous for creating the Cherokee alphabet.

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Among inventors, Sequoyah ranks 155 out of 354Before him are Mary Anderson, Fausto Veranzio, Hiram Maxim, Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Charles Algernon Parsons, and Johann Nepomuk Maelzel. After him are Christopher Latham Sholes, Paul Baran, Joseph Monier, Uziel Gal, Charles Martin Hall, and Guillaume Amontons.

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Among people born in 1770, Sequoyah ranks 23Before him are Thomas Johann Seebeck, Alexandre Pétion, Manuel Belgrano, George Canning, Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano, and Dominique Vandamme. After him are Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Jean Maximilien Lamarque, François Étienne de Kellermann, Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Alexandre Brongniart, and Princess Maria Christina of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1843, Sequoyah ranks 10Before him are Samuel Hahnemann, Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Joseph Lanner, Marie Anne Lenormand, and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. After him are Peter Wittgenstein, Charles Macintosh, Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, Noah Webster, Robert Southey, and Alexis Bouvard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sequoyah ranks 2,099 out of 18,182Before him are Bobby McFerrin (1950), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Gabriel Macht (1972), Cyd Charisse (1922), and Peter Benchley (1940). After him are Mary Parker Follett (1868), Gloria Grahame (1923), Paul Michael Glaser (1943), John Philip Sousa (1854), Joe Pantoliano (1951), and Jeffrey C. Hall (1945).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Sequoyah ranks 36Before him are Elisha Gray (1835), Robert Moog (1934), Josiah Warren (1798), Alfred Vail (1807), Mary Anderson (1862), and Hiram Maxim (1840). After him are Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Charles Martin Hall (1863), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), Melvil Dewey (1851), Garrett Morgan (1877), and George Pullman (1831).