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History's HEROES? Dated 1844 - 1929

Karl Benz

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Tyner Gilbert

Location

Germany
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    "I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves." - Karl Benz

    The man who invented the first motorvehicle

    Karl Benz was the first person to invent the automotive vehicle (the Benz patent Motorwagen). His design inspired U.S. upstarters like Ford (creator of Ford).

    Karl Benz was born in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1844. He was raised by his mother after his father was killed in a train wreck. The family was poor, but education was very important. Benz was really smart and graduated University of Karlsruhe at the age of fifteen. He had gotten a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bikes were popular in the 1860's and Benz was an active rider and fantasized of a motorized vehicle. By 1885 he had put together the Benz Patent Motorwagen. In 1888 Bertha (Benz's wife) drove sixty-six miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim in the motorwagen, automatically making it an interest of many people. During the 1889 Paris World Fair, Benz unveiled the model three motorwagen. Later Benz joins forces with the inventor of the Mercedes engine (Daimler). Benz later died in 1929.

    Life in Karl Benz's world

    Cars were non-existent and bikes were just becoming popular. Economy was poor and the up and coming industry helped the economy.

    Was Karl Benz a Hero?

    Things you might not know about Karl Benz

    He inspired Ford to make the Ford Model T.
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