Edwin Drake

Edwin Drake bio

Birth Name: Edwin Drake

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: March 29, 1819

Date Of Death: November 9, 1880

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Edwin Drake was born on the 29th of March, 1819. He was known for being a Entrepreneur. The first person to drill for oil in the United States. He also founded an oil refinery in Pittsburgh.

Edwin Drake was born in New York. He grew up on farms in New York state and Vermont and began working for a Connecticut railway in his late teens. He was hired by Seneca Oil to look into the possibility of finding oil deposits in Pennsylvania. During the course of this assignment, he not only found oil, but also developed a revolutionary way of drilling for it.

Edwin Drake was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Edwin Drake was born in 1810s.

Edwin Drake is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Edwin Drake’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Edwin Drake’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Edwin Drake kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Edwin Drake was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Edwin Drake
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Edwin Drake was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Edwin Drake was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Edwin Drake had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Edwin Drake’s birth sign is Aries and he had a ruling planet of Mars.

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