George Eastman

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

George EastmanName: George Eastman

Born: July 12, 1854, in Waterville, New York, USA

Death: March 14, 1932 (Age: 77)

Computer-related contributions

  • American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream.
  • In 1884, Eastman patented the first film in roll form to prove practicable.
  • In 1888 he perfected the Kodak camera, the first camera designed specifically for roll film.
  • In 1892, he established the Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, New York.