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Georg Lankensperger

Georg Lankensperger

German wheelwright
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Occupations Inventor Engineer
Countries Germany
A.K.A. Lankensperger
Gender male
Birth March 31, 1779 (Marktl)
Death July 11, 1847 (Birkenstein)
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Georg Lankensperger
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Biography

Georg Lankensperger (also: Lankensberger), (31 March 1779 – 11 July 1847) was a German wheelwright who invented the steering mechanism that is today known as Ackermann steering geometry. He patented the invention in Germany, but his agent Rudolph Ackermann filed for the patent in the U.K.

Early life

Lankensperger was born in Marktl in the district of Oberbayern in Germany.

Career

Lankensperger invented his steering mechanism in 1816 as Hofwagner (Head waggoner) in Munich, to allow the front wheels of a carriage to individually follow the natural arc of its turning circle, rather than skidding and slipping when they are forced to each share a common arc with the conventional pivoted axle. It continues to be used in horse-drawn carriages and passenger cars to this day..

Death

He died at Birkenstein near Berlin.

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http://isni.org/isni/000000001649072X
http://www.wolfgang-pfaller.de/landespa.htm
https://d-nb.info/gnd/128616873
https://viaf.org/viaf/42894204
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q89927
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/42894204
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