Bertha Benz, wife of the inventor Karl Benz. She invested in Benz's business in 1871, enabling him to develop the first patented automobile, and in 1888 she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance.

Bertha Benz, wife of the inventor Karl Benz. She invested in Benz' business in enabling him to develop the first patented automobile, and in 1888 she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance.

Bertha Benz (née Ringer, 3 May 1849 – 5 May 1944) 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.

Bertha Benz, the first long distance automobile driver in the world. In August 1888 Bertha Benz, the wife of Karl Benz, undertook the first road trip by car, to prove the road-worthiness of her husband's invention.

125 years ago, Bertha Benz embarked on the first motorised long-distance journey. Portrait of an extraordinary woman.

Bertha Benz.

125 years ago, Bertha Benz embarked on the first motorised long-distance journey. Portrait of an extraordinary woman.

Karl Friedrich Benz * Born:	November 25, 1844, Mühlburg (Karlsruhe), German Confederation *  Died:	 April 4, 1929 (aged 84), Ladenburg, Germany

Karl Friedrich Benz (November 1844 – April was a German engine designer and car engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile, and together with Bertha Benz pioneering founder of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.

Bertha Benz, wife of Mercedes-Benz co-founder Karl Benx, was the first to attempt a long-distance trip an automobile. On the way, she mixed her own fuel, unclogged a fuel line with a hatpin and essentially invented brake pads. - Women's History Month

Bertha Benz.

Bertha Benz with her husband Karl Benz in a Benz Viktoria, model 1894

Bertha Benz and her sons Eugen and Richard during their long-distance journey in August 1888 with the Benz Patent Motor Car.

Bertha Benz and her sons Eugen and Richard during their long-distance journey in August 1888 with the Benz Patent Motor Car.

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen Number 3 of 1888, used by Bertha Benz for the first long distance journey by automobile (more than 106 km or sixty miles).

Carl Benz Patent Motor Car 1888 his first one, his wife drove this car for 80 km 's to test it out.

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nr. 3 of 1888, used by Bertha Benz for the first long distance journey by automobile (more than 96 km or sixty miles)

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nr. 3 of used by Bertha Benz for the first long distance journey by automobile (more than 96 km or sixty miles)

How Karl Benz Invented the First Practical Automobile

How Karl Benz Invented the First Practical Automobile

Bertha Benz (1849-1944) Empresaria

Bertha Benz was a German automotive pioneer. She was the wife and business partner of automobile inventor Karl Benz and the first person who.

Bertha Benz at age 18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_Benz

Bertha Benz at age 18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_Benz

"Bertha Benz" by sh0shan ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring art and modern

"Bertha Benz" by sh0shan ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring art and modern

1894 Benz-Viktoria model Bertha Benz with her husband Carl Benz, Karl Benz

1894 Benz-Viktoria model Bertha Benz with her husband Carl Benz, Karl Benz

Die etwa 23-jährige Bertha Benz, geborene Ringer (um 1871) - Bertha Benz (1849-1944), erster weiblicher Autofahrer

In 1888 Bertha Benz - undertook the long distance road trip by car to prove the road-worthiness of her husband's invention.

vintage everyday: Bertha Benz – 12 Rare Vintage Photos of This World's Automotive Female Pioneer in the late 19th Century

Bertha Benz, with the help of her two sons, became the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance – 66 miles.

vintage everyday: Bertha Benz – 12 Rare Vintage Photos of This World's Automotive Female Pioneer in the late 19th Century

vintage everyday: Bertha Benz – 12 Rare Vintage Photos of This World's Automotive Female Pioneer in the late Century

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