Karl Benz

Karl Benz

  • Submitted By: BIGJRE
  • Date Submitted: 11/29/2008 3:18 PM
  • Category: English
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Karl Benz was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, on November 25, 1844. His dad worked as a railroad engineer who died of pneumonia when Karl was only two years old. The income (money) that Karl Benz's mother received after the death of her husband Karl’s father was small, and Karl Benz was asked to help support the family as soon as he was old enough. Even as a boy, Karl Benz was fascinated with technology, and he was able to use his talents in this area to help make extra money. His first jobs were fixing watches and clocks, and later he built a darkroom where he would develop pictures for tourists visiting the nearby Black Forest.

At age 16 Benz entered a polytechnic school, where he was inspired by efforts to find a more user-friendly substitute for the steam engine. Near his graduation, Karl Benz was employed by an engineering company, but later found that the work was unchallenging and left after a short period. Gottlieb Daimler, and Karl Benz had later funded a the car company together they called it Daimler-Benz in 1926, which is now called Mercedes Benz Gottlieb Daimler became the new senior engineer soon after Karl Benz left. The time in which this happened Karl Benz left because he knew he could achieve much more so he left and started inventing.

So now Karl Benz started inventing he first invented the two cycle internal combustion engine in 1878 then later in that year he invented the four cycle internal combustion engine in 1885 he took a two wheeled horse carriage and removed some rods and added a third wheel that was controlled by a lever called a tiller he used his for cycle internal combustion engine and it was placed in the rear of the car and powered the two rear wheels so on top of that he started his own car company for what has been researched he did not go to college he went through school up to high school graduation he did graduate.


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