Étienne Lenoir

1822 - 1900

Étienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Prior designs for such engines were patented as early as 1807 (De Rivaz engine), but none were commercially successful. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Étienne Lenoir has received more than 159,339 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 53rd most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Étienne Lenoir ranks 53 out of 323Before him are Louis Blériot, Karl Drais, Wilhelm Maybach, George Westinghouse, Willis Carrier, and Isaac Singer. After him are Charles Goodyear, James Naismith, Elon Musk, Josephine Cochrane, Les Paul, and George Eastman.

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Among people born in 1822, Étienne Lenoir ranks 10Before him are Ulysses S. Grant, César Franck, Frédéric Passy, Francis Galton, Rudolf Clausius, and Rutherford B. Hayes. After him are Charles Hermite, Edmond de Goncourt, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Midhat Pasha, and Prince Napoléon Bonaparte. Among people deceased in 1900, Étienne Lenoir ranks 9Before him are Gottlieb Daimler, Max Müller, Wilhelm Steinitz, Umberto I of Italy, Ivan Aivazovsky, and John Ruskin. After him are Vladimir Solovyov, Osman Nuri Pasha, John Sherman, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Isaac Levitan, and Nicolas Chauvin.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Étienne Lenoir ranks 8 out of 52Before him are John of Bohemia (1296), Gabriel Lippmann (1845), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896), and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1955). After him are Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1894), Jacques Santer (1937), Jules A. Hoffmann (1941), Ernst von Mansfeld (1580), Gaston Thorn (1928), and Charly Gaul (1932).

Among INVENTORS In Luxembourg

Among inventors born in Luxembourg, Étienne Lenoir ranks 1