George Eastman

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George Eastman
Born(1854-07-12)July 12, 1854
DiedMarch 14, 1932(1932-03-14) (aged 77)
Cause of deathSuicide by gunshot
Resting placeAshes buried at Kodak Park
Occupation(s)Businessman, inventor, philanthropist
Known forPhotography pioneer, Founder of Eastman Kodak
Parent(s)George Eastman (1815–1862)
Maria Kilbourn (1821–1907)

George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) was an American inventor and businessman.

Eastman was born in Waterville, New York.[1] He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film. This made photography popular and led to other men inventing film stock. His Kodak company still runs today, but more focused on printers and printing.

Eastman shot himself dead in Rochester, New York.

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