First automobile Ordered by a Head of State

Nobody knows for sure whether Alexander ever drove or rode in his purchased car. All we know is that Tsar Alexander II of Russia, ordered a vehicle from Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer and automobile inventor.

      Tsar Alexander II
      Tsar of Russia

Additional Information:

  • Alexander II of Russia – Wikipedia
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  • Étienne Lenoir – Wikipedia
    Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) … The fuel mixture was not compressed before ignition (a system invented in 1801 by Philippe LeBon who developed … parisienne de gaz and turned to motorboats, instead, building a naptha (Ligroin) fueled four-cycle in 1888.

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