Wilhelm Maybach

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Birthday
9, 1846
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 29, 1929 (83)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1846
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 29, 1929 (83)

About

Hailed as the "King of Constructors", German industrialist and designer of high-speed internal combustion engines. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1996.

Before Fame

He was a designer working on stationary engines by the time he was 19.

Trivia

His company aided the German effort in World War II by producing tank engines for the military.

Family Life

His father was a carpenter who had four children with Wilhelm's mother.

Associated With

He and Gottlieb Daimler worked together to create internal combustion engines during the late 19th century.