1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Diesel, Rudolf

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DIESEL, RUDOLF (1857–1913), German engineer, was the inventor of the Diesel oil-engine (see Internal Combustion Engines), the possibilities of which, however, had hardly been realized till after his untimely death. He fell overboard the Antwerp-Harwich mail steamer on Sept. 30 1913, and was drowned.