Bertha Benz

Bertha Benz
  • Surname
  • First name
    Cäcilie Bertha
  • Born
  • Died

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    Bertha Benz (Bertha Ringer)  im Alter von 18 Jahren.
    Bertha Benz, 1867
  • 30969
    Bertha Benz
    Bertha Benz
  • C27050
    Bertha Benz, born as Bertha Ringer in Pforzheim on May 3rd 1849, died May 5th 1944 in Ladenburg. In 1888 she went for the first long-distance automobile journey in the world from Mannheim to Pforzheim.
    Bertha Benz
  • 2007DIG4904
    Benz family in 1883. 
Bertha Benz - from left: Thilde, Klara and the sons Eugen and Richard.
    Benz family
  • B39394
    Portrayal, 1888. Bertha Benz with her sons Eugen and Richard during their long-distance journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim with the Benz Patent Motor Car
    Fernfahrt, 1888
  • U14650
    Carl and Bertha Benz on a Benz Victoria, model 1894.
    Carl and Bertha Benz on a Benz Victoria, model 1894
  • U32190
    Bertha Benz plays a key role in the development of the automobile. She fully supports her husband Carl Benz and, just like him, she strongly believes in the future of the automobile. During the economically critical first years she uses her dowry to safe the first company. In August 1888 and without further ado, Bertha Benz drives the Benz-patented motorcar from Mannheim to Pforzheim. She indeed manages to arrive there with her two sons Eugen and Richard. The framework conditions of this world’s first long-distance trip in an automobile – such as petrol supply from the chemist’s – are legendary and went down in the annals of automobile history. Thus, Bertha Benz and her sons play a key role in the triumph of petrol-driven automobiles.
    Benz patent motor car
  • 7689
    Carl Benz in later years on his first type I Patent Motor Car.
    Benz Patent-Motorwagen, Carl Benz in München, 1925
  • 31809
    First contemporary photographic report about a journey with the Benz patent motor car model 3 (1886 - 1894). 
It was published in "Illustrierte Zeitung" (Leipzig) in September 1888.
    Benz patent-motorcar, model 3
  • H3072
    Carl and Bertha Benz on the rear bench of a Benz Victoria 1893, the first car with a double-pivot steering. In front are his daughter Klara and Fritz Held.
    Carl and Bertha Benz with Benz-Victoria
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    Bertha Benz, anläßlich des 90. Geburtstages, am 3.5.1939.
    Bertha Benz
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    Bertha Benz shortly after her 95th birthday in 1944.
    Bertha Benz, 1944
  • U53457
    Excursion in 1895 (from Weinheim to Schrießheim along the Bergstraße). On the move in the small Benz "Velo" (right) - Benz's daughters Klara (at the wheel) and Thilde. At the wheel of the Benz Patent Motor Car "Phaeton" is Benz's son Richard. At the time he was doing military service, hence the uniform. The other passengers are relatives of the Benz family.
    Country drive, 1895
  • C38946
    Mercedes Jellinek (links) und Bertha Benz (rechts)
    Mercedes Jellinek und Bertha Benz