Index by Year of Birth
* 1793 in Chrudim/Bohemia
+ 1857 in Laibach, today Ljubljana/Slowenia
Joseph Ludwig Franz Ressel was an Austrian forester and inventor
of Czech-German descent,
who designed one of the first working ship's propellers.
The first transatlantic journey of a ship powered by a
was by the SS Great Britain in 1845.
Among other Ressel's inventions are pneumatic post and ball and
He was granted numerous patents during his life.
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