Ten fun facts about Gottlieb Daimler


Fact 1
He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development.

Fact 2
He invented the high-speed petrol engine.

Fact 3
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.


Fact 4
In 1872 (at age 38), Daimler and Maybach moved to work at the world's largest manufacturer of stationary engines at the time, the Deutz-AG-Gasmotorenfabrik in Cologne.

Fact 5
Serious personal differences arose between Daimler and Otto, reportedly with Otto being jealous of Daimler, because of his university background and knowledge. Daimler was fired in 1880, receiving 112 goldmarks in Deutz-AG shares in compensation for the patents of both Daimler and Maybach. Maybach resigned later.

Fact 6
After leaving Deutz-AG, Daimler and Maybach started to work together.

Fact 7
In late 1885, Daimler and Maybach developed the first of their petrol engines.

Fact 8
In November 1885, Daimler installed a smaller version of this engine in a wooden two wheeler frame with two outrigger wheels, creating the first internal combustion motorcycle.

Fact 9
On March 8, 1886, Daimler and Maybach secretly brought a stagecoach made by Wilhelm Wafter into the house, telling the neighbors it was a birthday gift for Mrs. Daimler.

Fact 10
Driven by Daimler's desire to use the engine as many ways as possible, Daimler and Maybach used the engine in other types of transport.


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