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Meet Gottlieb Daimler: Father of the Gas-Powered Car

Meet Gottlieb Daimler: Father of the Gas-Powered Car: Gottlieb Daimler sitting in a motor vehicle (constructed by himself). Photography. 1886

19th Century: 1888: Wölfert flies a petrol powered dirigible the first use of a petrol-fuelled engine for aviation purposes. Gottlieb Daimler after patenting his new petrol engine for airflight, invited Wölfert to Cannstatt. On 10 August 1888 Wölfert's airship, driven by Daimler's so-called Standuhr (Grandfather Clock) petrol engine,flew 10 kilometres from Cannstatt to Aldingen and back. He also offered the use of one for military purposes to the Berlin airship department

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The origins of today's Mercedes-Benz brand can be traced back to the 1886, when Karl Benz (lower left) built his Benz Patent Motorwagen; four years later, in 1890, Gottlieb Daimler (upper left) founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft with Wilhelm Maybach (upper right) in which its most famous automobile, the Mercedes, was named after Emil Jellinek's (lower center) daughter Mercedes (lower right); in 1926, the two companies merged to become the company we know today

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The Daimler Reitwagen ("riding wagon") or Einspur ("single track") was a motor vehicle made by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in 1885 and is widely r

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June 28, 1926 – Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

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Learn about the life of German automotive inventor Gottlieb Daimler, who patented one of the first successful internal-combustion engines, at Biography.com.

WORLD'S FIRST TAXI: The world's first motorized taxi with a meter was built in 1897 by Gottlieb Daimler and called the Daimler Victoria and was sold to Stuttgart transportation and was used to start the world's first motorized taxi company that same year.