Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche

Liberec, Okres Liberec, Liberecký (Liberec), Czech Republic
Death 30 Jan 1951 (aged 75)
Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Zell am See, Zell am See Bezirk, Salzburg, Austria
Memorial ID 88106876 · View Source
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Automotive Engineer. He was the founder of Porsche Motor Cars, the creator of the world's first hybrid vehicle (gasoline-electric) the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, and the ground-breaking Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK. He designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first race car with mid-engine, rear-wheel drive automobile. Known as the "Great engineer" he designed the German tanks Tiger I, Tiger II, and the Elefant as well as the super-heavy Panzer VIII Maus tank. He also made contributions in aircraft design. Additionally, he helped develop and manufacture retaliatory weapons (Vergeltungswaffen), such as the V-1 flying bombs known as "Buzz Bomb" in England because of their buzzing noise they made while flying overhead before impact. In 1996, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and in 1999 posthumously won the award of Car Engineer of the Century. In 2010 an official memorial was erected in Porsche's birthplace in Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic, featuring a Porsche 356.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand Porsche (3 Sep 1875–30 Jan 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88106876, citing Schuettgut Chapel, Porsche Family Estate, Zell am See, Zell am See Bezirk, Salzburg, Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .