Karl Benz

1844 - 1929

Karl Benz

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Benz has received more than 2,077,995 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Karl Benz ranks 7 out of 323Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Johannes Gutenberg, Nikola Tesla, James Watt, and Alexander Graham Bell. After him are Henry Ford, Guglielmo Marconi, Rudolf Diesel, Louis Braille, Samuel Morse, and Charles Babbage.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Benz ranks 31 out of 3,763Before him are Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Hermann Hesse (1877), Thomas Mann (1875), and Martin Heidegger (1889). After him are Max Planck (1858), Erwin Rommel (1891), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Marlene Dietrich (1901), and Friedrich Schiller (1759).