George Nissen

Inventor and Gymnast George Nissen

Profession: Inventor and Gymnast

United States of America

Biography: Nissen developed the first modern trampoline and popularized its use, eventually making trampolining a worldwide recreation and an Olympic sport.

Born: February 3, 1914
Birthplace: Blairstown, Iowa, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius

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

Historical Events

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