Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1913 AD, at 43 years of age.
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.
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