Happy Birthday! Rudolf Diesel


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Happy Birthday! Rudolf Diesel Mechanical Engineer

Diesel is the namesake and inventor of the diesel engine, for which he created the first prototype and gained the first patent in 1893. He is also well known for the mysterious circumstances of his disappearance aboard ship in the English Channel.

Born: March 18, 1858
Birthplace: Paris, France

Died: September 29, 1913 (aged 55)
Cause of Death: Disappeared in 1913