Beau de Rochas, Alphonse
|born on||9 April 1815 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Digne, France, 44n06, 6e14|
|Timezone||LMT m6e14 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||18°59' 18°36 Asc. 13°06'|
French engineer who originated the principle of the four-stroke internal-combustion engine.
Beau achievement lay partly in his emphasizing the previously unappreciated importance of compressing the fuel–air mixture before ignition. He published his results in 1861, a year after Christian Reithmann was granted a patent in Germany and 16 years before Nicolaus Otto obtained his patent.
He laid the first submarine telegraph cable in collaboration with engineer Philippe Breton ( 1850 ) and became interested in hydrography and rail traffic.
He died 27 March 1893 in Vincennes.
- Traits : Personality : Creative
- Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Meritorious achievement
- Notable : Famous : First in Field