Riggenbach, Niklaus

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Riggenbach, Niklaus Gender: M
Antoine Nicolas Riggenbach
born on 21 May 1817 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Guebwiller, France, 47n55, 7e12
Timezone LMT m7e12 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°13' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°42 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°42'

Niklaus Riggenbach


Swiss inventor of the Riggenbach rack system and the counter-pressure brake. He was also an engineer and locomotive builder. He died on 25 July 1899 in Olten, Swizerland.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded birth certificate n°54 from the online Haut-Rhin departmental archives, image 464/603: "entre cinq et six heures du soir" (between five and six o'clock at night).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor of the counter-pressure brake)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor of the Riggenbach rack system)