March 6, 1900 – Gottlieb Daimler dies

Gottlieb Daimler was a German industrialist and internal combustion engine pioneer. He and his lifelong business partner Wilhelm Maybach aimed to produce high speed engines that could be applied to a variety of locomotive devices for land and water. They developed a horizontal cylinder engine that could be throttled in 1883, making it useful for numerous types of transportation vehicles; it was named Daimler’s Dream. Daimler would go onto invent the first internal combustion motorcycle in 1885 and the next year developed a four wheel vehicle, at about the same time and just 60 miles from where Karl Benz built his in Germany, who held the patent for what is widely considered the first modern automobile. In 1890 the pair converted their partnership to a stock company known as DMG, which sold its first car in 1892. Daimler died eight years later on this day in 1900.   Gottlieb DaimlerDaimler MotorKutsche of 1886 by big-asb CC2.0

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