Karl Benz was created on 25th November 1844 in Karlsruhe, the child of an engine driver. The center of the last hundred years, when Benz was a great apprentice, was obviously a time of popular fascination with the “new technology”. The first railway line in Germany from Nuremberg to Furth had been exposed in 1835, only twenty years before, and in the space of just a few many years the railways, steamships and new development processes got ushered in a new period in technology, industry and everyday life.
Karl Benz joined the Karlsruhe grammar school and subsequently the Karlsruhe Polytechnic. Between 1864 and 1870, he worked well for a number of diverse firms being a draughtsman, developer and functions manager before founding his first company in 1871 in Mannheim, with Aug Ritter. Nevertheless little money was to be produced in the building materials trade and the monetary convulsions from the 1870’s induced difficulties intended for the small company. Karl Benz at this point turned to the two-stroke engine, in the expect of finding a brand new livelihood.
After two years’ function, his 1st engine finally sprang alive on Fresh Year’s Event, 1879. He took away various patents on this equipment.
Equally important had been the connections with start up business associates, with whose assistance Benz founded a gas engine stock in Mannheim. But following only a while he withdrew from this business since it would not give him a totally free enough side for his technical experiments. Benz located two fresh partners and with these people founded “Benz & Co., Rheinische Gasmotorenfabrik” in 1883 in Mannheim, a general partnership. Business was good and soon the availability of industrial engines was being stepped up
With this new financial security, Karl Benz may now began designing a “motor carriage”, with the motor engine based on the Otto four stroke circuit. Unlike Daimler, who mounted his engine in an ordinary carriage, Benz designed not merely his engine, but the complete vehicle too. On 29th January 1886, he was naturally a obvious on it and 3rd Come july 1st 1886, he introduced the first automobile in the world to an astonished community. In 1903, Karl Benz retired from lively participation in the company. Another year nevertheless , he joined up with the supervisory board of Benz & Cie and he was an associate of the organization board of Daimler-Benz AG from 1926, when the firm was formed, till his loss of life in 1929. In 1872, Karl Benz married Bertha Ringer, who had been to be of major support to him in his job. The few produced five children. Benz lived to witness the motoring growth and the definitive penetration of his idea in to everyday life. He passed away on 4th April 1929. The former Benz family house in Ladenburg is now available to the public. The Daimler-Benz foundation, founded in 1986, has the registered business office here.