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Karl Benz. Founder of Mercedes Benz. Karl Friedrich Benz. Karl Benz was born on November 25, 1844 in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is commonly regarded as the inventor of the gasoline powered automobile. Benz is known as the inventor because he was the

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karl benz

Karl Benz

Founder of Mercedes Benz

karl friedrich benz
Karl Friedrich Benz

Karl Benz was born on November 25, 1844 in

Karlsruhe, Germany.

He is commonly regarded

as the inventor of the

gasoline powered automobile.

Benz is known as the

inventor because he was the

first to gain a patent for his

invention.

biography
Biography

Karl Benz was born to Josephine Vaillant and Johann George Benz.

Karl Benz was raised in near poverty but showed a talent for science in

education. He went to grammar school and Lyzeum, a science

oriented school. At fifteen, he attended the University of Carlsruhe.

After coming into possession of a bicycle, Karl begin to envision

concepts for the first gasoline powered car. However, during that time

it was referred to as the horseless carriage.

the first automobile
The First Automobile

The first automobile was designated the Benz Patent Motorwagen.

formation of mercedes benz
Formation of Mercedes-Benz

In the 1920’s, shortly after the World War I, the German

economy was facing a serious crisis. Karl Benz’s company

was in deep trouble as well as another German automobile

manufacturer known as Daimler Motors. In order to survive

the two companies merged and became Mercedes-Benz.

the logo
The Logo

After the Daimler and Benz merged a new logo was conceived for the new company. The logo consisted of a three pointed star inside a ring. The three points were derived from Daimler’s motto, which was “Engines for Land, Air, and Water.”