I was born November 25, 1844, Munburg (karlsrune) Died April, 1929, Ladenburg
Karl`s father, th train driver, died of cold when his son was only two years old.His mother struggled to give his son a good education.At the end of primary school in Karlsruhe in 1853,Carl entered the Technical Lyceum (now the Bismarck High),and then -in the Polytechnic University
In 1871, together with August Ritter organized mechanical workshop in Mannheim. Soon Karl Benz bought out partner on money loaned to him by the bride`s father, Bertha Ringer. Karl and Bertha got engaged 20 July They had five children.
In his workshop Karl Benz started the creation of new internal combustion engine.December he received a patent for a two-stroke gasoline engine.
Soon Karl Benz patented the all important components and future vehicle systems: throttle, ignition systems, running from the battery and the spark plug, carburetor,clutch.
In 1882 he organized a joint stock company Gasmotoren Fabrik Mannheimbut in 1883 left him.In the same year on the basis of a bicycle workshop organized by the company Benz Company Rheinische Gasmotoren -Fabrikalso know as Benz CieThe company began to produce and sell gasoline engines.Here Benz designed his first car.
The car was completed in 1885 and was named Motorwagen.It was patented in Junuary 1886 he has passed the test on the road in the same year and in 1887 was presented at the Paris Exposition
In 1888,car sales began.Soon a branch was opened in Paris where they are sold out better.
In 1906,Karl Benz,Bertha Benz and their son Eugene settled in Ladenburg
First driving license issued to Carl Benz August 1,1888
Bertha Benz Memorial Route,a memorial plague dedicated to the first trip to the Benz car in 1888
June 28,1926 the company Karl Benz Benz CieDMG and Daimler merged to form the company Daimler-Benzrenamed all of its cars in Mercedes Benzafter the best model DMG 35-strong Mercedec1902 release and in honor of Karl Benz
The car Mercedesgot its name from Mercedec Jellinek the daughter of one of the parthers of Daimler Emil Jellinek,which set the specifications of the new car.
Benz's sons Eugen and Richard left Benz & Cie. in 1903, but Richard returned to the company in 1904 as the designer of passenger vehicles.
That year, sales of Benz & Cie. reached 3,480 automobiles, and the company remained the leading manufacturer of automobiles.
In 1909, the Blitzen Benz was built in Mannheim by Benz & Cie. The bird-beaked vehicle had a liter (1312ci), 150 kW (200 hp)
Karl Benz, Bertha Benz, and their son, Eugen, moved 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Mannheim to live in nearby Ladenburg, and solely with their own capital, founded the private company, C. Benz Sons (German: Benz Söhne) in 1906, producing automobiles and gas engines.
In 1912, Karl Benz liquidated all of his shares in Benz Sons and left the family-held company in Ladenburg to Eugen and Richard, but he remained as a director of Benz & Cie.
In the last production year of the Benz Sons company, 1923, three hundred and fifty units were built. During the following year, 1924, Karl Benz built two additional 8/25 hp units of the automobile manufactured by this company, tailored for his personal use, which he never sold; they are still preserved.
The next year 1927 the numbet of units sold tripled to 7,918 and the diesel line was lauched for trouck production.In 1928 the Mercedes-Benz SSK was presented.
On April 4,1929 Karl Benz died at home in Ladenburg at the age of eighty-four from a bronchial inflammation.Until her death on May Bertha Benz continued to reside in their last home.