1765 – Niepce – bio

Nicephore Niepce was born in 1765 in France and invented photography and developed the first internal combustion engine. In 1807, the Niepce brothers: Nicephore and Claude, demonstrated the first internal combustion engine and were granted a patent for the design. It used a combination of moss, coal dust, and resin for fuel.

PRECURSOR:

1206 – crankshaft by Al-Jazari
1614 – silver nitrate is blackened by the Sun – Sala
1680 – Huygens paper described a gunpowder engine
1777 – images in silver chloride can be “fixed” with ammonia – Scheele

CONCURRENT:
1787 – Daguerre (born)
1807 – Rivaz independently developed an internal combustion engine powered by hydrogen.
1816 – negative photographs taken by Nicephore Niepce
1817 – Niepce brothers invented first fuel injection system
1833 – Daguerre took over the photography research when Niepce died
1839 – glass negative made by Herschel (John, son of William)

SUBSEQUENT:
1853 – first four cycle engine
1884 – dry gel film by Eastman
1861 – first lasting color photograph by Sutton
1957 – digital photography by Kirsch and team
1969 – charge coupled device (CCD)
1885 – supercharger by Daimler
1986 – megapixel sensor
1893 – Diesel engine
1896 – horizontally opposed engine by Benz
1926 – liquid fueled rocket by Goddard
1936 – ramjet
1937 – centrifugal jet engine by Heinkel
1942 – jet engine flight by Messerschmitt
1954 – Wankel engine
1996 – compact turbine engine
2004 – scramjet

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