Donat Banki


Birthday June 6, 1859

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Hungary

DEATH DATE Aug 1, 1922 (63)

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Mechanical engineer who invented the carburetor.

Before Fame

He worked for the state in modernizing its machinery after completing his studies at Hungary's Technical University.


His invention of the carburetor was often wrongly credited to Willhelm Maybach.

Family Life

His father, a medical doctor, devoted a lot of time to his children's education.

Associated With

He and fellow Hungarian Leo Szlilard both made their marks in science before turning 18.