Historic Overview Alfred Büchi


Overall Rank2832
NameAlfred BÜCHI
Date of birth02-Apr-1909 - Winterthur (Zürich)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Alfred Büchi - Scores by Season


1. 1932 Oscar Egg - Wolber 493 67
2. 1933 Individual 635 48
3. 1934 Individual 134 170
Overall: 1262 2832


Alfred Büchi (July 11, 1879 – October 27, 1959) was a Swiss engineer and inventor. He was best known as the inventor of turbocharging. Alfred J. Büchi was born July 11, 1879 in Winterthur, Switzerland, growing up there and in Ludwigshafen. He was the son of Johann Büchi, a chief executive at Swiss industrial engineering and manufacturing firm Sulzer. Alfred was well-positioned to pursue a similar field and would eventually achieve fame as a result of his inventions. In 1899 he enrolled as a machine engineering student at Federal Polytechnic Institute (ETH) in Zürich, receiving a degree in 1903. From there he practised engineering in Belgium and England before returning to Switzerland (Wetzikon) in 1908.

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