Karl Benz

Inventor, Automotive Designer

1844 – 1929

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Who was Karl Benz?

Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the petrol-powered automobile, and together with Bertha Benz, pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. Other German contemporaries, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach working as partners, also worked on similar types of inventions, without knowledge of the work of the other, but Benz received a patent for his work first, and, subsequently patented all the processes that made the internal combustion engine feasible for use in an automobile. In 1879, his first engine patent was granted to him, and in 1886, Benz was granted a patent for his first automobile.

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Born
Nov 25, 1844
Mühlburg
Also known as
  • Karl Friedrich Michael Vaillant
  • Carl Friedrich Benz
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Children
Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Karlsruhe
    Mechanical Engineering
    (1860/09/30 - 1864/07/09)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Died
Apr 4, 1929
Ladenburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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