Rudolf Diesel

1858 - 1913

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Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (German: [ˈdiːzl̩] (listen); 18 March 1858 – 29 September 1913) was a German inventor and mechanical engineer who is famous for having invented the Diesel engine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Diesel has received more than 1,223,974 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Rudolf Diesel is the 10th most popular inventor, the 99th most popular biography from France (down from 90th in 2019) and the most popular French Inventor.

Rudolf Diesel was a German engineer and inventor who is most famous for inventing the diesel engine.

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Among inventors, Rudolf Diesel ranks 10 out of 355Before him are Nikola Tesla, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Karl Benz, and Guglielmo Marconi. After him are Louis Braille, Charles Babbage, Louis Daguerre, George Stephenson, Samuel Morse, and Nikolaus Otto.

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Among people born in 1858, Rudolf Diesel ranks 5Before him are Max Planck, Émile Durkheim, Giacomo Puccini, and Selma Lagerlöf. After him are Theodore Roosevelt, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Georg Simmel, Gustaf V of Sweden, Emmeline Pankhurst, Franz Boas, and Omar Mukhtar. Among people deceased in 1913, Rudolf Diesel ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand de Saussure. After him are George I of Greece, Alfred Russel Wallace, J. P. Morgan, Alfred von Schlieffen, Menelik II, Josephine Cochrane, Harriet Tubman, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Sophia of Nassau, and August Bebel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Rudolf Diesel ranks 99 out of 5,234Before him are Nicolas Poussin (1594), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Charles X of France (1757), Napoleon II (1811), Louis XVIII of France (1755), and André Gide (1869). After him are Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Charles IX of France (1550), Philip II of France (1165), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Albert Schweitzer (1875), and Louis XII of France (1462).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Rudolf Diesel ranks 1After him are Louis Braille (1809), Louis Daguerre (1787), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Denis Papin (1647), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Nicolas Appert (1749), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Louis Blériot (1872), Louis Renault (1877), Jacques de Vaucanson (1709), and Alphonse Bertillon (1853).