Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858 - 1913)

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Birthplace: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died in Oosterschelde
Cause of death: Alleged suicide
Occupation: Scientist, Inventor of the Diesel engine
Managed by: Eva Spiering
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About Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel

A German engineer and inventor who contributed to the advancement of technology with his internal-combustion engine. Although he was best recognized for his invention of the pressure-ignited heat engine that bears his name, Rudolf Diesel was also an eminent thermal engineer, a linguist, a "connoisseur" of the arts, and a social theorist.

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Rudolf Diesel's Timeline

March 3, 1858
Paris, Île-de-France, France
November 24, 1883
Age 25
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
September 29, 1913
Age 55