Gottlieb Daimler was born 1834 in the village of Schorndorf, his father was a baker.
Since there were no cars yet in the middle of the 19th century it was not possible to learn to be an auto mechanic. Gottlieb Daimler was born in 1834 as a baker's son in Schorndorf. It was a poor area at this time and was not yet touched by the dawn of the technological age. Therefore, the occupation of the gunsmith, from today's perspective, was the closest possible connection to his later inventions in the field of internal combustion engines.
His apprentice piece, which he had to build at the end of his apprenticeship, was a double-barreled shotgun. To perfect his training his patron, Ferdinand Steinbeis sent him to work in a machine factory in the then French-speaking Alsace. After four years he returned to study at the Polytechnical School in Stuttgart. When he graduated Daimler is 25 years old. Then he went to Paris and afterwards to Leeds, Manchester and Coventry for two years, which at the time was not yet the center of the car but of the machinery industry.
By the time he was 29, Daimler had learned two languages and gained a lot of international experience. Back in Germany his experience paid off in acquiring even more qualifications with each new position. He worked in a 'Bruderhaus' machinery factory in Reutlingen. This institution saw itself as a refuge for orphans in the then bad times. It was founded in 1840 by Gustav Werner, vicar of Walddorf near Reutlingen. In the 20 years before Daimler began working there a “Christian factory” with workshops was established in order to give orphans an occupation.
Die "Bruderhaus" deaconry still exists today ...
One of these leading positions in the machine factory brought him into contact in 1864, with the apprentice Karl Maybach, who was 12 years younger. This was a momentous encounter since he would accompany him from then on for his the rest of his professional life. He was probably largely responsible for the success of Daimler's constructions. 1872 Gottlieb Daimler became director at the Gasmotorenfabrik Köln-Deutz. Eugen Langen hired him because he was interested in the development of the production of atmospheric gas engines. Daimler's condition was also to take on Karl Maybach. 07/13