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Benz(bĕnts), Karl Friedrich 1844-1929.
German automobile pioneer credited with manufacturing the first vehicle powered with an internal-combustion engine, patented in 1886.
Benz(bɛnz; German bɛnts)
(Biography) Karl (Friedrich) (karl). 1844–1929, German engineer; designed and built the first car to be driven by an internal-combustion engine (1885)