Milton Bradley

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Birthday
8, 1836
Birthplace
Vienne, ME
Death Date
May 30, 1911 (74)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1836
Birthplace
Vienne, ME
Death Date
May 30, 1911 (74)

About

Founder of the Milton Bradley Company, which created international board games like The Checkered Game of Life, Connect Four, Twister, and Yahtzee.

Before Fame

He had a failed lithograph business prior to establishing his billion-dollar empire.

Trivia

His first hit game was The Checkered Game of Life, which sold over 45,000 copies by 1861.

Family Life

He had daughters named Alice and Florence.

Associated With

He attempted to sell The Checkered Game of Life to then-presidential nominee Abraham Lincoln.