Karl Drais

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Birthday
29, 1785
Birthplace
Karlsruhe, Germany
Death Date
Dec 10, 1851 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1785
Birthplace
Karlsruhe, Germany
Death Date
Dec 10, 1851 (66)

About

German aristocrat who invented the hobby horse, a precursor to the bicycle.

Before Fame

He created the earliest version of the typewriter before introducing his running machine.

Trivia

His prototype bicycle had no chains and was propelled by riders pushing off the ground with their feet.

Family Life

His father, a baron, served as an important civil servant in Germany.

Associated With

He and Karl Benz both created vehicles so that people could move faster.