Rudolf Diesel Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Rudolf Diesel (Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel, Oscar Lintz)

Last Updated: 07 Mar, 2024 | Views: 548

Age: 55

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Engineer, Entrepreneur

Famous For: Invented the Diesel engine

Higher Education: Technische Hochschule München

Rudolf Diesel Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
18 Mar, 1858 (55 Years 06 Months 11 Days)
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Birth Sign
French, German
Died on
29 Sep, 1913

Rudolf Diesel Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Rudolf Diesel, a well-known German mechanical engineer, was born in Paris. German mechanical engineer and inventor Rudolf Diesel is renowned all over the world for developing the Diesel engine. He was the second of two Bavarian immigrants, and his early months were spent with a Vincennes farmer's family. Diesel became fascinated with technology while attending a Protestant-French school. During the Franco-Prussian War, he and his family were forced to flee Germany, and they eventually made their way to London. 

Rudolf Diesel Career:

Early in the 1890s, he helped his professor Carl von Linde build a refrigeration factory, which was the beginning of his career as an inventor. 

Diesel abruptly vanished in September 1913 while his route to a meeting in London on a boat. Later, it was said that he had passed away. He left his wife and three kids behind.

Diesel built an ammonia-vapor-powered steam engine as a result of his studies on fuel and thermal efficiency. The engine, however, blew up while being tested.

Rudolf Diesel, who had always desired to create an internal combustion engine, finished developing his hypothesis in 1892. 

Diesel was successful in getting a German patent that year for his theory. He wrote a book in 1893 that aided him in building his first Diesel engine. Heinrich von Buz, the director of the German mechanical engineering firm MAN AG, employed him later that year.

Rudolf Diesel returned to Paris after receiving the highest academic honours at his graduation in 1880 and worked with his former professor Carl von Linde to help build a cutting-edge refrigeration facility.

Rudolf Diesel Achievements and Awards:

Diesel quickly had the notion for a combustion engine and finished its successful development in 1897. 

Diesel rose to the position of plant director and remained employed there while obtaining numerous French and German patents.

Rudolf Diesel Unknown facts:

Diesel, who was 12 at the time, was sent back to Germany to finish his scholarship studies at the Royal Bavarian Polytechnic in Munich.

Rudolf Diesel Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet & Inches 5'11"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Rudolf Diesel Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Theodor Diesel
Mother's Name
Elise Diesel
Martha Flasche
Eugen Diesel, Rudolf Diesel Jr.
Heddy Diesel
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