August Horch
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August Horch

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Birthday
12, 1868
Birthplace
Winningen, Germany
Death Date
Feb 3, 1951 (82)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1868
Birthplace
Winningen, Germany
Death Date
Feb 3, 1951 (82)

About

Automobile entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Audi model. He published his autobiography, I Built Cars, in 1937.

Before Fame

He worked as a blacksmith and as a ship architect.

Trivia

He first called his company Horch, but changed it to Audi because of a trademark dispute.

Family Life

He adopted two children in 1928 with his first wife, Anna Schulz Horch.

Associated With

He started out working under Karl Benz.