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Maybach, August Wilhelm (1846 - 1929)

inventor , designer, founder

Willelm Maybach was a German engineer and entrepreneur. Maybach is remembered for giving a great impulse to the automotive industry along with colleague Gottlieb Daimler. Maybach focused mainly of engines and cars, but also built motorcycles and engines for airships.
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variant spelling:
Maybach, August Wilhelm
Curriculum vitae  
* 09.02.1846 Heilbronn born
1863 he meets Gottlieb Daimler
1869 - 1872 Daimler and Maybach worked in a a railway factory
1885 Daimler and Maybach created the first motorcycle
1886 Daimler and Maybach built their first car, the Daimler Motorkutsche
1890 Daimler and Maybach formed the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft” DMG
1900 He designed and built the “Mercedes 35PS”
1907 He left DMG, replaced by Daimler’ son Paul
1909 Maybach and his son Carl organized a company to build aircraft engines “Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH”
1916 He retires from public life
† 29.12.1929 Stuttgart died
1996 He is accepted in the “Automotive Hall of Fame”
Industrialisation, ca. 1850-1920
Rationalisation, ca. 1920-1950
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