How Rudolf Diesel Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Rudolf Diesel reached the not so modest age of 55 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous entrepreneur.

Biography - A Short Wiki

German engineer who built his eponymous internal combustion engine.

He assisted Carl von Linde in building a modern refrigeration and ice plant after graduating from the Royal Bavarian Polytechnic of Munich.

He wasn’t the first to patent an internal combustion engine, but he did make a more efficient version that was eventually used by trains and trucks.

How did Rudolf Diesel die?

Rudolf Diesel's death was caused by Suicide.

Information about the death of Rudolf Diesel
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death55 years
BirthdayMarch 18, 1858
Death dateSeptember 29, 1913
Place of deathEnglish Channel
Place of burialN/A


"The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete."

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