Karl Benz

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Karl Benz
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Born November 25, 1844(1844-11-25)
Mühlburg (Karlsruhe), Germany
Died April 4, 1929(1929-04-04) (aged 84)
Ladenburg, Germany
Nationality German
Ethnicity German
Education University of Karlsruhe
Spouse(s) Bertha Ringer
Children 5, Eugen, Richard, Clara, Ellen, Thilde
Parent(s) Johann George Benz (father), Josephine Vaillant (mother)
Signature
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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.