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 Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

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Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler

Birth
Schorndorf, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 6 Mar 1900 (aged 65)
Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Bad Cannstatt, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Plot Abt. 11-1-11/12
Memorial ID 63063140 View Source
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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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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/63063140/gottlieb-wilhelm-daimler : accessed ), memorial page for Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (17 Mar 1834–6 Mar 1900), Find a Grave Memorial ID 63063140, citing Uff-Kirchhof, Bad Cannstatt, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .