Charles Goodyear

Inventor Charles Goodyear Full Name: Charles Goodyear
Nationality: American

Profession: Inventor
Why Famous: Invented and developed a process to vulcanize rubber in 1839.

Goodyear discovered the vulcanization process accidentally after five years of searching for a more stable rubber and stumbling upon the effectiveness of heating.

Born: December 18, 1800
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Died: July 1, 1860 (aged 59)

Married Life

  • 1824-08-03 Inventor Charles Goodyear (23) weds Clarissa Beecher

Historical Events in the Life of Charles Goodyear

  • 1837-06-17 Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent
  • 1844-06-15 Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber

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