Nikolaus Otto

1832 - 1891

Nikolaus Otto

Nicolaus August Otto (14 June 1832, Holzhausen an der Haide, Nassau – 26 January 1891, Cologne) was a German engineer who successfully developed the compressed charge internal combustion engine which ran on petroleum gas and led to the modern internal combustion engine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolaus Otto has received more than 318,387 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Nikolaus Otto ranks 15 out of 323Before him are Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, Samuel Morse, Charles Babbage, and George Stephenson. After him are Louis Daguerre, Nicéphore Niépce, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Cai Lun, Werner von Siemens, and Denis Papin.

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Among people born in 1832, Nikolaus Otto ranks 4Before him are Édouard Manet, Gustave Eiffel, and Lewis Carroll. After him are Wilhelm Wundt, Gustave Doré, Maximilian I of Mexico, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Edward Burnett Tylor, William Crookes, José Echegaray, and Ivan Shishkin. Among people deceased in 1891, Nikolaus Otto ranks 2Before him is Arthur Rimbaud. After him are Georges Seurat, Herman Melville, Helena Blavatsky, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, P. T. Barnum, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Léo Delibes, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Pedro II of Brazil.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Nikolaus Otto ranks 99 out of 3,763Before him are Ernst Haeckel (1834), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Leopold Mozart (1719), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), and Baron Munchausen (1720). After him are Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Heinrich Böll (1917), Erich Honecker (1912), Novalis (1772), and Friedrich Fröbel (1782).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Nikolaus Otto ranks 3Before him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394) and Karl Benz (1844). After him are Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Werner von Siemens (1816), Konrad Zuse (1910), Adam Opel (1837), Emile Berliner (1851), Karl Drais (1785), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Hans Lippershey (1570), and Joseph Pilates (1883).

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