Gottlieb Daimler

1834 - 1900

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Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (German: [ˈɡɔtliːp ˈdaɪmlɐ]; 17 March 1834 – 6 March 1900) was a German engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottlieb Daimler has received more than 860,057 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Gottlieb Daimler is the 2nd most popular engineer, the 93rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 86th in 2019) and the most popular German Engineer.

Gottlieb Daimler is most famous for inventing the first gasoline-powered car.

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Among engineers, Gottlieb Daimler ranks 2 out of 325Before him are Gustave Eiffel. After him are Zhuge Liang, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Wernher von Braun, Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sergei Korolev, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Otto Lilienthal.

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Among people born in 1834, Gottlieb Daimler ranks 3Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev and Edgar Degas. After him are Ernst Haeckel, William Morris, John Venn, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Léon Walras, August Weismann, Amilcare Ponchielli, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Among people deceased in 1900, Gottlieb Daimler ranks 3Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche and Oscar Wilde. After him are Max Müller, Wilhelm Steinitz, Umberto I of Italy, Ivan Aivazovsky, John Ruskin, Étienne Lenoir, Vladimir Solovyov, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and John Sherman.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gottlieb Daimler ranks 93 out of 5,289Before him are Albertus Magnus (1206), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Erik Erikson (1902), Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368). After him are Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Leopold Mozart (1719), Heinrich Böll (1917), and William Herschel (1738).

Among ENGINEERS In Germany

Among engineers born in Germany, Gottlieb Daimler ranks 1After him are Otto Lilienthal (1848), Fritz Todt (1891), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Felix Wankel (1902), August Horch (1868), Hugo Junkers (1859), Albert Göring (1895), Kurt Gerstein (1905), Arthur Scherbius (1878), Walter Dornberger (1895), and Ernst Heinkel (1888).