Rudolf Diesel

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Born 1858 Died 1913 in mysterious circumstances.
A german inventor, developed the idea of the Compression ignition engine during
the last two decades of the 19th Century. Working at the MAN plant at Augsburg?
This Diesel engine was named after him. Originally it was known as the oil engine.

He disappeared on a cross-channel ferry in 1913, just prior to the outbreak of WW1, which is highly suspicious.