Karl Benz Rank
About Karl Benz
Karl Friedrich Benz was 27 when he co-founded his first factory, the Factory for Machines for Sheet-metal Working in 1871 with August Ritter. His then-fiancée Bertha Ringer became his business partner in 1872 when she purchased shares owned by Ritter. He left the company in 1883 and joined two other engineers to establish a new company, Benz & Cie. Under this company, he received a patent in 1886 for the world’s first practical automobile, called Benz Patent-Motorwagen, designed in 1885.
He was the son of Johann Georg Benz and Josephine Vaillant. His wife, Bertha, became the first person to test drive the Motorwagen over a long distance (104km) in 1888. They had two sons: Eugen and Richard who joined the automobile industry in adulthood.
He has been a member of the Automotive Hall of Fame since 1984. He is also an European Automotive Hall of Famer.
He died from a bronchial inflammation on April 4, 1929.
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F.A.Q. about Karl Benz
When is his birthday?
Karl Benz's birthday is on November 25, 1844.
In how many days is his birthday?
Karl Benz's birthday is in 31 days
How old was Karl Benz when he died?
He was 84 years old.
When did he die?
He died in April 4, 1929.
How old would he be today?
Karl Benz would be 176 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Karl Benz from?
He was born in Mühlburg (Karlsruhe).
Karl Benz's Popularity
Karl Benz was a famous German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz, who was born on November 25, 1844. As a person born on this date, Karl Benz is listed in our database as the 33rd most popular celebrity for the day (November 25) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1844).
People born on November 25 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Karl Benz is the 768th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Karl Benz's birthday, Karl Benz is the 99th most famous German.
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