Francois Isaac was born in Paris France back in 1752. History has lost what schools he attended but, he became a master of Latin, mathematics and geometry. Throughout his life he worked as a surveyor and notary for the state of Valais.
He also served in the Army, after retiring he moved to Switzerland where he began his work on a project that would place him in the history books. For you see Francois Isaac de Rivaz was also an inventor. He invented a hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine with electric ignition which he received a French patent for in 1807. He fitted it into a primitive working vehicle, thus “the world’s first internal combustion powered automobile”. Now you know the rest of the story. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.