John Harvey Kellogg
Born February 26 1852 – Died December 14 1943
Flaked Cereals and Process of Preparing Same
John H. Kellogg invented Corn Flakes®, the first dry, flaked breakfast cereal. Corn Flakes became the most popular dry breakfast cereal in the world and transformed the typical American breakfast.
Kellogg was born in Tyrone Township, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and graduated from Bellvue Hospital Medical College. In 1876 he became superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. There, he promoted wellness through a healthy, vegetarian diet, and routinely experimented with new food products.