Karl Benz

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Karl Benz
BirthplaceMühlburg (Karlsruhe), Germany
EducationUniversity of Karlsruhe

Benz, Karl

(bĕnts), 1844–1929, German engineer, credited with building the first automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine. The car, driven in Mannheim in 1885 and patented in 1886, had three wheels, an electric ignition, and differential gears and was water-cooled. As a result of a merger in 1926, Benz's company became Daimler-Benz AG (now Daimler AG), the manufacturer of the Mercedes-Benz automobile.


See St. J. C. Nixon, The Invention of the Automobile (Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler) (1936); E. Diesel, From Engine to Autos (tr. 1960).

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The company's founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886.
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Thus a framework of wooden slats covered in pale pink silk taffeta in the shape of a Mercedes becomes an ephemeral memorial for Benz, who left her husband, the automobile manufacturer Carl Benz, by taking off in one of his prototype cars, which had been rejected as nonfunctional and was ju st sitting around, forgotten.
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