Who and when invented the internal combustion engine
The steam engine and its influence in the 19th century made it, that inventors, of which there were many in those days, they quickly wanted something more. New, better devices, which will allow you to run faster, especially a machine, and they will speed up the production and operation of factories and vehicles.
Already in 1860 year was the ancestor of the internal combustion engine, two-stroke engine, single cylinder, which was powered by natural gas. However, it failed the test in use. Only in 1876 Nikolaus Otto designed and built the first ever four-stroke combustion engine in history. This marked the beginning of the car era, which thanks to such an engine could develop. Nikolaus Otto was German, the son of a farmer, who has never studied at a university or technical schools. He was a self-taught and inventor, which was involved in the design of engines since the 1870s. He improved them gradually until the creation of an internal combustion engine. Over time, he also perfected the engine he invented. He also invented electric ignition for a gasoline engine. As a result, apart from gasoline, it could also be run with other types of fuel as an alternative to gasoline.
Nikolaus Otto was the founder and owner of the Deutz Gasoline Engine Factory. He was married and had seven children. In front of the railway station in Cologne, in which he died in 1891 year, there is his monument.