Fred Duesenberg Rank
About Fred Duesenberg
Frederick Samuel Duesenberg’s contributions to the automobile industry cannot be dismissed. The German-American automobile designer, manufacturer and car racer is known to be the originator of the four-wheel hydraulic brakes and the eight-cylinder engine (duly named after him as the Duesenberg Straight-8 engine).
He also earned patents for his cooling system and automatic transmission. He and his younger brother, August, were co-founders of the now-defunct Duesenberg Automobile and Motor Company, manufacturers of passenger cars.
He was the son of Luise and Konrad Duesenberg. Besides August, he also had two elder brothers and three sisters. He had a son named Denny with his wife, Isle Denney.
He is a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
On 26 July 1932, he died from complications resulting from a car accident he had been involved in 24 days earlier.
Fred Duesenberg Rank
Fred Duesenberg's Popularity
Fred Duesenberg was a famous German-American automobile designer and entrepreneur, who was born on December 6, 1876. As a person born on this date, Fred Duesenberg is listed in our database as the 90th most popular celebrity for the day (December 6) and the 16th most popular for the year (1876).
People born on December 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Fred Duesenberg is the 2606th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Fred Duesenberg's birthday, Fred Duesenberg is the 28th most famous German-American.
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