Gottlieb Daimler Biography
Birthday: March 17, 1834 (Pisces)
Born In: Schorndorf, Germany
Gottlieb Daimler was a German inventor, industrial designer and engineer who had introduced the world to the internal-combustion engines. Born as a son of a baker, Daimler finished his primary studies in Lateinschule and expressed his interest in engineering. He did an apprenticeship with Raithel, a fire-arm maker who produced the short armed rifle, carbine. Though he completed his graduation, learning the nuances of the craft, he left gunsmithing to pursue mechanical engineering. He worked under the guidance of Ferdinand Steinbeis in ‘Stuttgart’s School for Advanced Training in the Industrial Arts’. He later moved on to ‘Stuttgart’s Polytechnic Institute’ to enhance his knowledge related to steam locomotives. For the next three decades, he worked as an engineer and also as a technical director in a number of prestigious companies. During this period, he met and collaborated with Nikolaus August Otto, and Wilhelm Maybach who later became a life-long friend. Both Maybach and Daimler wanted to create powerful high-speed engines which can be used in all kinds of locomotive devices. One of their first inventions was the early version of modern petrol engine. They partnered and set up a factory in Stuttgart for making internal combustion engines which later expanded to a car division. Read on to know more about his life and works.