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Karl Benz

automobile daimler

Benz, Karl (1844–1929), German engineer believed to have built the first automobile (1885) with an internal combustion engine. His earliest autos had tricycle carriages and electric ignitions. His company merged with Daimler in 1926, and Daimler-Benz became the manufacturer of the Mercedes-Benz.

See also: Automobile.

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