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Otto, Nikolaus August (1832–1891)




Nikolaus Rankine
German engineer. In 1861, he built a gas-fired engine which won a gold medal at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. Otto later built an internal combustion engine based on a four-stroke cycle (also called the Otto cycle). This four-stroke engine was the forerunner of most of today's engines.


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