Rudolf Diesel

Timeline created by Petr_safonov
  • 1st birth

    Diesel was born in Paris, France in 1858 the second of three children of Elise (born Strobel) and Theodor Diesel.His parents were Bavarian immigrants living in Paris. Theodor Diesel, a bookbinder by trade, left his home town of Augsburg, Bavaria, in 1848. He met his wife, a daughter of a Nuremberg merchant, in Paris in 1855 and became a leather goods manufacturer there.
  • Education

    After finishing his basic education at the top of his class in 1873, he enrolled at the newly founded Industrial School of Augsburg. Two years later, he received a merit scholarship from the Royal Bavarian Polytechnic of Munich, which he accepted against the wishes of his parents, who would rather have seen him start to work.
  • Patent

    Diesel applies for a patent for a "new rational heat engine." And which receives at the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin
  • Second engine

    From 1893 to 1897, Heinrich von Buz, director of MAN AG in Augsburg, gave Rudolf Diesel the opportunity to test and develop his ideas.[2] Rudolf Diesel obtained patents for his design in Germany and other countries, including the U.S.
  • Factory

    Diesel opened his own factory to produce diesel engines.
  • Death

    Diesel boarded the post office steamer Dresden in Antwerp on his way to a meeting of the Consolidated Diesel Manufacturing company in London. He took dinner on board the ship and then retired to his cabin at about 10 p.m., leaving word to be called the next morning at 6:15 a.m. His cabin was found empty during a roll call, and he was never seen alive again.
  • Car with diesel engine

    Car with diesel engine
    First launched in a series of passenger car with diesel engine (Mercedes-Benz-260D). It was developed by the company "Daimler-Benz".
  • After death

    After death
    Postage stamp Saarland dedicated to Diesel