George Nissen

Inventor and Gymnast George Nissen Full Name: George Nissen
Nationality:

American

Profession: Inventor and Gymnast
Why Famous: Nissen developed the first modern trampoline and popularized its use, eventually making trampolining a worldwide recreation and an Olympic sport.

Born: February 3, 1914
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blairstown, Iowa, USA

Died: April 7, 2010 (aged 96)
Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia

Historical Events in the Life of George Nissen

  • 1945-03-06 George Nissen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, receives a patent for the first modern trampoline

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