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Jean Joseph √Čtienne Lenoir

Lenoir, Jean Joseph Étienne (1822–1900), French inventor. He built the first practical internal combustion engine for use in industrial machinery and one of the first gas-powered automobiles (1862). He also invented a railroad brake (1855) and a motorboat (1886).

See also: Internal combustion engine.

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