Mechanical engineer and businessman. Born Hamburg, where his grandfather, from Birmingham, had established a business. Educated Germany and London. Inventor and motor industry pioneer. Coined the words "petrol" and "motorcar". Founded the Royal Automobile Club. Had workshops and premises at various locations across London. Died Stoke Poges.
Person | Male Born 12/8/1863 Died 22/4/1944
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