Rudolf Diesel facts for kids
Diesel c. 1900
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel
18 March 1858
Paris, Second French Empire
|Died||29 September 1913
|Cause of death||Unknown|
|Resting place||North Sea|
|Occupation||Engineer, inventor, entrepreneur|
|Employer||Sulzer, Linde, MAN AG, Deutz|
|Known for||Inventing the Diesel engine|
|Parent(s)||Elise Diesel, Theodor Diesel|
|Awards||Elliott Cresson Medal (1901)|
He had the idea to develop an engine which relied on a high compression of the fuel to ignite it. With this he could do without a spark. The technique with a spark was developed by Niklaus Otto. The engine based on this is called internal combustion engine.
He got a lot of money from licensing his invention.
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