|Born||Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg
July 4, 1883
San Francisco, California, United States
|Died||December 7, 1970 (aged 87)|
|Resting place||Mount Pleasant Cemetery inHawthorne, New York|
|Occupation||Engineer, Sculptor, News Reporter, Cartoonist|
|Known for||Rube Goldberg machines|
Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor.
He is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complex gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. These devices, now known as Rube Goldberg machines, are similar to those drawn by W. Heath Robinson in the UK and Storm P in Denmark.