Gottlieb Daimler

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Gottlieb Daimler
BirthplaceSchorndorf, Württemberg
Engineer, industrialist, automotive pioneer
Known for Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (Daimler Motors Corporation, DMG)

Daimler, Gottlieb

(dām`lər, Ger. gôt`lēp dīm`lər), 1834–1900, German engineer, inventor, and pioneer automobile manufacturer. His improvements in the internal-combustion engine, made in the 1880s, contributed largely to the development of the automobile industry. In 1890 he founded the Daimler Motor Company at Cannstatt, Germany.
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