Rudolf Diesel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rudolf Diesel German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
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1913 – Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from a steamship while traveling from Belgium to England (More info).
Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine to replace less efficient steam engines of his day.
Rudolf Diesel patented the first diesel engine in 1892.