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|Died||April 4, 1929 (aged 84)|
|Education||University of Karlsruhe|
|Children||5, Eugen, Richard, Clara, Ellen, Thilde|
|Parent(s)||Johann George Benz (father), Josephine Vaillant (mother)|
|Significant design||Benz Patent Motorwagen|
|Significant advance||gasoline-powered automobile|
Karl Friedrich Benz (November 25, 1844 – April 4, 1929) was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the internal combustion engine and petrol-powered automobile, and together with his wife Bertha Benz pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.