Rotary engine inventor Felix Wankel born August 13 1902
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He invented the Wankel engine. It is an internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion. Wankel engine is commonly referred to as a rotary engine, although this name also applies to other completely different designs. It is used for motorcycles, racing automobiles, aircraft and as a range extender in hybrid cars.