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German inventor Gottlieb Daimler patented one of the first successful internal-combustion engines and later founded the Daimler company, which produced the first Mercedes car in 1899.
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Born in Schorndorf, Germany, on March 17, 1942, inventor Gottlieb Daimler patented one of the first successful internal-combustion engines in 1885. He also helped develop the commercially feasible four-wheeled automobile. He later founded the Daimler company, which produced the first Mercedes car in 1899. Daimler died on March 6, 1900, in Cannstatt, Germany.
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