Bertha Benz

1849 - 1944

Bertha Benz

Bertha Benz (pronunciation , née Cäcilie Bertha Ringer; 3 May 1849 – 5 May 1944) was a German automotive pioneer. She was the business partner and wife of automobile inventor Karl Benz. On 5 August 1888, she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance, rigorously field testing the patent Motorwagen, inventing brake pads and solving several practical issues during the journey of 65 miles (105 km). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertha Benz has received more than 659,879 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 53rd most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Bertha Benz ranks 53 out of 481Before her are Lee Byung-chul, Giovanni Agnelli, Bernie Ecclestone, Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnault, and Sung Jae-gi. After her are Aga Khan IV, Robert Kardashian, J. Bruce Ismay, Calouste Gulbenkian, Liliane Bettencourt, and Thomas Cook.

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Among people born in 1849, Bertha Benz ranks 9Before her are August von Mackensen, Felix Klein, Édouard-Henri Avril, Muhammad Abduh, John William Waterhouse, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. After her are Alfred von Tirpitz, Bernhard von Bülow, Sergei Witte, John Ambrose Fleming, Michael Ancher, and Ellen Key. Among people deceased in 1944, Bertha Benz ranks 28Before her are Richard Sorge, Ernst Thälmann, Galeazzo Ciano, Florence Foster Jenkins, Erwin von Witzleben, and Chūichi Nagumo. After her are Friedrich Olbricht, Louis Renault, Max Jacob, Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, and Henning von Tresckow.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bertha Benz ranks 460 out of 3,763Before her are Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Caroline of Baden (1776), Rabanus Maurus (780), Klaus Meine (1948), Hans Jonas (1903), and Moritz Schlick (1882). After her are Erhard Milch (1892), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Lothar Matthäus (1961), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), and Alexander Grothendieck (1928).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Bertha Benz ranks 8Before her are Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Robert Bosch (1861), Henri Nestlé (1814), and Otto Frank (1889). After her are Jakob Fugger (1459), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Paul Reuter (1816), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Uli Hoeneß (1952), and Karl Albrecht (1920).

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