Rudolf DieselBorn: 1858
Birthplace: Paris, France
Internal combustion engine—Diesel is best known for his invention of the pressure-ignited heat engine that bears his name. The Diesel engine was able to supplant the large, expensive, and fuel-wasting steam engine. (1976)Died: 1913
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