On This Day

Birthdays in History in March 1858

  • Mar 1 Georg Simmel, German philosopher/sociologist
  • Mar 13 Maximilien Luce, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • Mar 15 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)

Person of interestRudolf Diesel

Mar 18 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer (invented the diesel engine), born in Paris, France (disappeared 1913)

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel prize 1927)