|Born||November 25, 1844
Mühlburg (Karlsruhe), Germany
|Died||April 4, 1929
|Education||University of Karlsruhe|
|Children||5, Eugen, Richard, Clara, Ellen, Thilde|
|Parents||Johann George Benz (father), Josephine Vaillant (mother)|
Karl Friedrich Benz (November 25, 1844 – April 4, 1929) was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the petrol-powered automobile, and together with Bertha Benz pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.