Frederick Lanchester

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Birthday
23, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 8, 1946 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 8, 1946 (77)

About

Pioneer in automotive engineering and founder of Lanchester Motor Company who is considered one of the three main English car engineers.

Before Fame

He received academic scholarships to both Kensington College and the Hartley Institution, in Southampton.

Trivia

He received a gold medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1926 and a Daniel Guggenheim Medal in 1931.

Family Life

He married Dorothea Cooper in 1919.

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His car employed an epicyclic gearbox years before Henry Ford adopted it.

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