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Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler
Birth: Mar. 17, 1834
Schorndorf
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Mar. 6, 1900
Stuttgart
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Automotive Pioneer, Engineer, Industrialist. With his lifelong partner Wilhelm Maybach, he invented the first fast-running petrol engine (1885). A smaller version of this engine was used later that year to create the first true motorcycle. In 1886, they built from a carriage the first four-wheel power driven vehicle with a combustion engine. The motor was also used in boats, trolleys, and airships. The Daimler-Motorengesellschaft was established in 1890 in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt and grew into a worldwide concern. They sold their first automobile in 1892. A Daimler automobile won the gasoline-powered section of the first true auto race: the 1894 Paris to Rouen race. In 1926 the company was merged with Benz & Cie. into Daimler-Benz AG, makers of Mercedes-Benz and Maybach automobiles, which is still operating today. A sketch Daimler drew showing the three main uses he forsaw for his motors--land, water, and air--eventually became the world-famous Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1978. From 1993 to 2008, the main stadium in Stuttgart, a venue for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, was named after him (it is now called the Mercedes-Benz Stadium). (bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Emma Kurtz Daimler (1843 - 1889)*
  Lina Hartmann Schwend Daimler (1856 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Paul Daimler (1869 - 1945)*
  Adolf Daimler (1871 - 1913)*
  Wilhelm Daimler (1881 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Uff-Kirchhof, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt
Bad Cannstatt
Stuttgarter Stadtkreis
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2010
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