Bertha Benz

The inventor of brake lining and automobile pioneer

May 3, 1849
May 5, 1944
Birth Place
Current Place
Ladenburg, Germany


Bertha Benz was a German automotive pioneer. She was the wife and business partner of automobile inventor Karl Benz. In 1888, she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance. In doing so, she brought the Benz Patent-Motorwagen worldwide attention and got the company its first sales.

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