Abraham Pineo Gesner, born May 2, 1797 in Cornwallis Township, Nova Scotia, Canada – died April 29, 1864 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was a physician and geologist who became the primary founder of the modern petroleum industry. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abraham Pineo Gesner"
Charles Pratt ( 2 October, 1830 - 4 May, 1891) was a United States capitalist, businessman and philanthropist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Pratt"
Edwin Laurentine "Colonel" Drake ( 1819- 1880), an American oil driller, is popularly credited with having "discovered" oil. He was born in Greenville, New York on March 11, 1819. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edwin Drake"
George Bissell (1821-1884) is often considered the father of the American oil industry. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Bissell (industrialist)"
Henry Huttleston Rogers ( January 29 1840 – May 19 1909) was a United States capitalist, businessman, industrialist, financier, and philanthropist. He was one of the key men in John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henry H. Rogers"
Jan Józef Ignacy Łukasiewicz ( March 8, 1822 - January 7, 1882) was a Polish pharmacist and inventor of the first method of distilling kerosene from seep oil. He was born into an intelligentsia family of noble origin in Zaduszniki, Mielec County, partitioned Poland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ignacy Łukasiewicz"
Samuel Martin Kier ( July 19, 1813 - October 6, 1874) was an American ...more on Wikipedia about "Samuel Martin Kier"
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