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George Eastman

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman

Profession: Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company

United States of America

Biography: Founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, which helped bring photography to the mainstream.

He was also a major philanthropist, establishing the Eastman School of Music, and schools of dentistry and medicine in London and at the University of Rochester.

Born: July 12, 1854
Birthplace: Waterville, New York, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: March 14, 1932 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Suicide

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Historical Events

  • 1884-10-14 George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film
  • 1888-04-24 Eastman Kodak founded by George Eastman
  • 1888-09-04 George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera & registers "Kodak"
  • 1889-04-06 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time
  • 1928-07-30 George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison

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