|Birth Day||January 12, 1822|
|Age||197 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Aug 4, 1900 (age 78)|
Invented the first internal combustion engine in 1858.
He taught himself chemistry and engineering.
His first gas-powered car, built in 1862, reached speeds of three miles per hour.
His family moved from Luxembourg to Paris where he spent his teenage years.
He envisioned the automobile decades before Henry Ford made it commercially successful.