Carl Benz was born in Karlsruhe on November 25, 1844, the son of an engine driver. His father died just two years after Carl’s birth. Despite her limited financial means, his mother ensured that he received a goo... Learn more
Karl Friedrich Benz was a German engineer and entrepreneur who designed and developed the world’s first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine. Karl and his wife Bertha were the founding members of the Mercedez-Benz company.