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Karl Benz

1844 - 1929

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Carl Friedrich Benz (German: [bɛnts] (listen); 25 November 1844 – 4 April 1929), was a German engine designer and automotive engineer. His Benz Patent Motorcar from 1885 is considered the first practical modern automobile and first car put into series production. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Benz has received more than 2,587,646 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 101 in 2019). Karl Benz is the 9th most popular inventor (down from 8th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Germany (down from 41st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Inventor.

Karl Benz is most famous for inventing the first car that was powered by an internal combustion engine.

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Among inventors, Karl Benz ranks 9 out of 354Before him are Nikola Tesla, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, and Elon Musk. After him are Guglielmo Marconi, Louis Braille, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Rudolf Diesel, and Nikolaus Otto.

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Among people born in 1844, Karl Benz ranks 2Before him is Friedrich Nietzsche. After him are Sarah Bernhardt, Mehmed V, Anatole France, Paul Verlaine, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ilya Repin, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Peter I of Serbia. Among people deceased in 1929, Karl Benz ranks 1After him are Georges Clemenceau, Ferdinand Foch, Gustav Stresemann, Herman Hollerith, Bernhard von Bülow, Emile Berliner, Sergei Diaghilev, Wilhelm Maybach, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Prince Maximilian of Baden, and Thorstein Veblen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Benz ranks 51 out of 6,142Before him are Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Hannah Arendt (1906), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Georg Ohm (1789), and Thomas Mann (1875). After him are Eva Braun (1912), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), William I, German Emperor (1797), and Reinhard Heydrich (1904).

Among INVENTORS In Germany

Among inventors born in Germany, Karl Benz ranks 2Before him are Johannes Gutenberg (1394). After him are Nikolaus Otto (1832), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Werner von Siemens (1816), Konrad Zuse (1910), Karl Drais (1785), Hans Lippershey (1570), Emile Berliner (1851), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Adam Opel (1837), and Joseph Pilates (1883).