Wilhelm Maybach

Wilhelm Maybach (help·info) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax]; 9 February 1846 – 29 December 1929) was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world centre for car production, as the “King of Designers”.

From the late 19th century Wilhelm Maybach, together with Gottlieb Daimler, developed light, high-speed internal combustion engines suitable for land, water, and air use. These were fitted to the world’s first motorcycle, motorboat, and after Daimler’s death, to a new automobile introduced in late 1902, the Mercedes model, built to the specifications of Emil Jellinek.

Maybach rose to become technical director of the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, or DMG, (and never known by the English name of the quite separate English business, The Daimler Motor Company) but he did not get on well with its chairmen. As a result, Maybach left DMG in 1907 to found Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH together with his son Karl in 1909; they manufactured Zeppelin engines. After the signing of the Versailles Treaty in 1919 the company started producing large luxury vehicles, branded as “Maybach”. The company joined the German war effort in 1940, ceasing automotive production in favour of tank engines, including those for the Tiger I and Tiger II heavy tanks.

More at: Wilhelm Maybach – Wikipedia

Name(s):
      Wilhelm Maybach
Occupation:
      Engineer
      industrialist
Birth:
      February 9th 1846
      Heilbronn, Württemberg
Death:
      December 29th 1929
      (aged 83)
      Stuttgart, Germany

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Additional Information:

  • Wilhelm Maybach – Wikipedia
    Wilhelm Maybach (help·info) (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈmaɪbax]; 9 February 1846 – 29 December 1929) was an early German engine designer and industrialist. During the 1890s he was hailed in France, then the world centre for car production, as the “King of Designers”.
  • Wilhelm Maybach – Mercedes-Benz
    Wilhelm Maybach was born in Heilbronn on February 9, 1846, where he grew up with his five siblings. He became an orphan at the age of ten. He went to school at the Bruderhaus Reutlingen, a Christian institution founded to give homes and work to the socially disadvantaged, whose founder and head master recognized Maybach’s technical talent at a very early stage and gave him encouragement.
  • Wilhelm Maybach | German engineer and manufacturer | Britannica.com
    Wilhelm Maybach, (born Feb. 9, 1846, Heilbronn, Württemberg [Germany]—died Dec. 29, 1929, Stuttgart, Ger.), German engineer and industrialist who was the chief designer of the first Mercedes automobiles (1900–01).
  • Auto pioneer Wilhelm Maybach born – Feb 09, 1846 – HISTORY.com
    Automotive industry pioneer Wilhelm Maybach, who founded the luxury car brand bearing his name, is born on February 9, 1846, in Heilbronn, Germany.
  • Wilhelm Maybach (1846 – 1929) – Daimler Global Media Site
    Wilhelm Maybach is the creator of the modern car. The 35 hp Mercedes of 1901 bears many of the design features one still finds today in cars all over the world.
  • Wilhelm Maybach Biography (1846-1929) – How Products Are Made
    The German inventor Wilhelm Maybach was born on February 9, 1846, in Heilbronn, Württemberg, Germany. From his teenage years he was a great friend and associate of another renowned German inventor, Gottlieb Daimler.
  • Wilhelm Maybach – Karl Maybach – myAutoWorld.com
    Wilhelm Maybach is the creator of the modern car. The 35 hp Mercedes of 1901 bears many of the design features one still finds today in cars all over the world.
  • Wilhelm Maybach – Media Database – Mercedes-Benz Public Archive
    Wilhelm Maybach, the son of a master joiner, was born on 9 February 1846 in Heilbronn and christened August Wilhelm. The family, with five sons, moved to Stuttgart after the father was forced to give up his joiner’s workshop.
  • Wilhelm Maybach – – Hemmings Motor News
    Wilhelm Maybach became one of the earliest pioneers of the German automobile industry, but it was almost by sheer luck that he obtained his education.

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