Eastman, George

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Name
Eastman, George Gender: M
born on 12 July 1854
Place Waterville (Oneida County), New York, 42n56, 75w23
Timezone LMT m75w23 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif or s_piscol.18.gif



George Eastman

Biography

American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888 by the world's first film-makers Eadweard Muybridge and Louis Le Prince, and a few years later by their followers Léon Bouly, Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and Georges Méliès.

He was a major philanthropist, establishing the Eastman School of Music, and schools of dentistry and medicine at the University of Rochester and in London; contributing to RIT and the construction of MIT's second campus on the Charles River; and donating to Tuskegee and Hampton universities. In addition, he provided funds for clinics in London and other European cities to serve low-income residents.

In his final two years Eastman was in intense pain caused by a disorder affecting his spine. On March 14, 1932 Eastman shot himself in the heart, leaving a note which read, "To my friends: my work is done. Why wait?"


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Birth time unknown.

Penfield speculated for 2.00 LMT.

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Camera)