Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel

German, Inventor
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Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel ((listen ); 18 March 1858 – 29 September 1913) was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the Diesel engine, and for his suspicious death at sea. Diesel was the namesake of the 1942 film Diesel.

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Full name at birth
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel
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Claim to fame
Inventing the Diesel engine
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Date of birth
18 March 1858
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Place of birth
Paris, France
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Date of death
29 September 1913
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English Channel
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Cause of death
Unknown; either murder (context) or suicide (biographers)
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North Sea
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Engineer, inventor, entrepreneur
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Second French Empire
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