Rudolf Diesel-The Inventor of the Diesel engine
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (18 March 1858 – 29 September 1913) was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the diesel engine
Rudolf Diesel was born in Paris in 1858. His parents were Bavarian immigrants, and the family was deported to England at the outbreak of the Franco-German war.
Eventually, Rudolf Diesel went to Germany to study at Munich Polytechnic, where he studied engineering.
After graduation he was employed as a refrigerator engineer in Paris from 1880.
In 1893, he published a paper describing an engine with combustion within a cylinder, the internal combustion engine.
In 1898, Rudolf Diesel was granted patent for an "internal combustion engine."
The diesel engines of today are refined and improved versions of Rudolf Diesel's original concept.
They are often used in submarines, ships, locomotives, and large trucks and in electric generating plants.
Diesel disappeared from the deck of the mail steamer Dresden en route to London and was assumed to have drowned.