Jan Ernst Matzeliger

About Jan Ernst Matzeliger

Birth Day: September 15, 1852
Birth Place: Guyana

Jan Ernst Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born on September 15, 1852 in Guyana. Dutch Guyana-born shoemaker who invented a machine that allowed for the production of up to 700 pairs of shoes per day.
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As per our current Database, Jan Ernst Matzeliger has been died on Aug 24, 1889 (age 36).

🎂 Jan Ernst Matzeliger - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Jan Ernst Matzeliger die, Jan Ernst Matzeliger was 36 years old.

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Occupation Entrepreneur
Age 36 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born September 15, 1852 (Guyana)
Birthday September 15
Town/City Guyana
Nationality Guyana

🌙 Zodiac

Jan Ernst Matzeliger’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Dutch Guyana-born shoemaker who invented a machine that allowed for the production of up to 700 pairs of shoes per day.

Before Fame

He was a Sailor during his teenage years, and he later moved to the United States where he worked at the Harney Brothers Shoes Factory.


He suffered from tuberculosis and died in Massachusetts at the age of 37.

Family Life

He was the Dutch-Surinamese son of an Engineer and a slave.

Associated With

He and street lamp creator Charles Brush were both important 19th-century inventors.

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