Jan Ernst Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger bio

Birth Name: Jan Ernst Matzeliger

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Place Of Birth: Guyana

Date Of Birth: September 15, 1852

Date Of Death: August 24, 1889

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Multiracial

Nationality: Surinamer

Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born on the 15th of September, 1852. He was known for being a Entrepreneur. Dutch Guyana-born shoemaker who invented a machine that allowed for the production of up to 700 pairs of shoes per day.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born in Guyana. 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.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born in 1850s.

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

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Personal Life

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Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born in the Year of the Rat.

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REAL NAME: Jan Ernst Matzeliger
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Jan Ernst Matzeliger was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Jan Ernst Matzeliger was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Jan Ernst Matzeliger had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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