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Karl Benz
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BornNovember 25, 1844(1844-11-25)
DiedApril 4, 1929(1929-04-04) (aged 84)
NationalityGerman
EducationUniversity of Karlsruhe
Spouse(s)Bertha Ringer
Children5, Eugen, Richard, Clara, Ellen, Thilde
Parent(s)Johann George Benz (father), Josephine Vaillant (mother)
Signature
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Karl Friedrich Benz (November 25, 1844 – April 4, 1929) was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the petrol-powered automobile, and together with his wife Bertha Benz pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.