Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel

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Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: September 29, 1913 (55)
Oosterschelde, on a steamship from Antwerp to London (Alleged suicide)
Immediate Family:

Son of Theodor Diesel and Elise Friederika Diesel
Husband of Louise Martha Diesel
Father of Hedwig von Schmidt

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 Christian Karl Diesel's Timeline

March 3, 1858
Paris, Île-de-France, France
October 15, 1885
Age 27
Paris, Île-de-France, France
September 29, 1913
Age 55
on a steamship from Antwerp to London