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Bollee, Leon

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1913 AD

1870 – Leon Bollee was born this year. He was a French automobile manufacturer and inventor.

1887 – He began work on three calculating machines: the Direct Multiplier, the Calculating Board and the Arithmographe.

1889 – He invented 1st calculator capable of direct multiplication and it won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition.

1895 – Bollee and his father entered a steam car, La Nouvelle.

         – He developed a gasoline-powered vehicle, which was entered in the Paris-Marseille-Paris race.

         – He founded the company Léon Bollée Automobiles in Mans.

1895 – He invented the Voiturette (translated as autoette).

1896 – He patented and began manufacturing the three-wheeled vehicles.

1903 – He started producing larger vehicles.

1911 – Léon Bollée was injured in a flying accident and never recovered.

1913 – He died of heart problem this year.