Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche

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Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche

Birth
Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 5 Apr 2012 (aged 76)
Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Burial Zell am See, Zell am See Bezirk, Salzburg, Austria
Memorial ID 88105303 · View Source
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Automobile Magnate. Known mainly for designing the iconic and groundbreaking Porshe 911. The same can be said in his remarkable and personal favorite, the racer type 904 GTS Carrera, an important benchmark in auto racing in the 1960s. Known as being a "Functionalist" in design, he applied fundamental principles in his work, believing to reduce everything to its primary function. His belief was to choose quality of finish, combining tradition in craftsmanship with high technology. In 1972, he founded a design business, Porsche Design Studio, where he created industrial products, home appliances and consumer goods, maintaining the vision of craftsmanship and simplicity meets function. He served as chairman of Porsche from 1990 to 1993 and was Honorary President of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG upon his death.

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  • Originally Created by: Todd Alexander Dale
  • Added: 5 Apr 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 88105303
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche (11 Dec 1935–5 Apr 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88105303, citing Schuettgut Chapel, Porsche Family Estate, Zell am See, Zell am See Bezirk, Salzburg, Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .