He was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the petrol-powered automobile, and together with Bertha, pioneering founder of the coveted automobile manufacturer. He received a patent for his work and all the processes that made the internal combustion engine feasible for use in an automobile. In 1879, his first engine patent was granted to him, and in 1886, he was granted a patent for his first automobile.
He was born in Mühlburg, now a borough of Karlsruhe, Baden, which is part of modern Germany, to a locomotive driver. Despite living in near poverty, his mother strove to give him a good education. He attended the local Grammar School in Karlsruhe and was a prodigious student.
He had originally focused his studies on locksmithing, but eventually followed his father’s steps toward locomotive engineering.
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