Etienne Lenoir

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Birthday
12, 1822
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Aug 4, 1900 (78)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1822
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Aug 4, 1900 (78)

About

Invented the first internal combustion engine in 1858.

Before Fame

He taught himself chemistry and engineering.

Trivia

His first gas-powered car, built in 1862, reached speeds of three miles per hour.

Family Life

His family moved from Luxembourg to Paris where he spent his teenage years.

Associated With

He envisioned the automobile decades before Henry Ford made it commercially successful.