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Nicolas Joseph CUGNOT

French Nicolas Joseph CUGNOT

French inventor who built the first working self-propelled land-based mechanical vehicle, the world's first automobile

Source :  Jacques-Michel DOIDY

Born: on September 25, 1725 in Void, Meuse, France
Died: on October 02, 1804 in Paris, France


He was born in Void-Vacon, Lorraine, (now departement of Meuse), France. He trained as a military engineer. In 1765 he began experimenting with working models of steam-engine-powered vehicles for the French Army, intended for transporting cannons.

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