George Westinghouse


Birthday October 6, 1846

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Schohaire, NY

DEATH DATE Mar 12, 1914 (67)

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American entrepreneur and engineer who invented air brakes for trains. His development of AC electrical power was used in some of the early electrical chairs in prison.

Before Fame

He started inventing at an early age, beginning with the rotary steam engine at age nineteen.


The system of AC electrical power that Nikola Tesla developed and he perfected, ended up winning over Edison's direct current system making him one of Edison's biggest rivals.

Family Life

He had three brothers named Henry, Albert and John.

Associated With

He was one of Thomas Edison's main rivals for innovations.