Rudolf Diesel’s Death: Cause, Place, Age, and More!

Rudolf Diesel

The entrepreneur Rudolf Diesel passed away at age 55, not too shabby.

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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?

Suicide caused Rudolf Diesel's death in 1913.

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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