Rudolf Diesel

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Birthday
18, 1858
Birthplace
Paris, Germany
Death Date
Sep 29, 1913 (55)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1858
Birthplace
Paris, Germany
Death Date
Sep 29, 1913 (55)

About

German engineer who built his eponymous internal combustion engine.

Before Fame

He assisted Carl von Linde in building a modern refrigeration and ice plant after graduating from the Royal Bavarian Polytechnic of Munich.

Trivia

He wasn't the first to patent an internal combustion engine, but he did make a more efficient version that was eventually used by trains and trucks.

Family Life

He married his wife Martha Flasche in 1883.

Associated With

He and Karl Benz were both well-known Germans who made significant contributions to automobile technology.