Daimler, Gottlieb

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Name
Daimler, Gottlieb Gender: M
Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler
born on 17 March 1834
Place Schorndorf, Germany, 48n48, 9e31
Timezone LMT m9e31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°25' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif



Gottlieb Daimler

Biography

German engineer,industrial designer and industrialist. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed petrol engine.

Daimler and his lifelong business partner Wilhelm Maybach were two inventors whose goal was to create small, high-speed engines to be mounted in any kind of locomotion device. In 1885 they designed a precursor of the modern petrol (gasoline) engine which they subsequently fitted to a two-wheeler, the first internal combustion motorcycle and, in the next year, to a stagecoach, and a boat. Daimler called it the grandfather clock engine (Standuhr) because of its resemblance to a large pendulum clock.

In 1890, they founded Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG, in English—Daimler Motors Corporation). They sold their first automobile in 1892. Daimler fell ill and took a break from the business. Upon his return he experienced difficulty with the other stockholders that led to his resignation in 1893. This was reversed in 1894. Maybach resigned at the same time, and also returned.

Daimler died on 6 March 1900.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Maybach, Wilhelm (born 9 February 1846)

Events

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Andrie Cats rectified it to 16.56.12 LMT, Starkman rectified it to 16.57.00 LMT

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (high-speed petrol engine)