Emil Jellinek, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Emil Jellinek

German automotive pioneer

Date of Birth: 06-Apr-1853

Place of Birth: Leipzig, Leipzig District, Germany

Date of Death: 21-Jan-1918

Profession: entrepreneur, diplomat

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Emil Jellinek

  • Emil Jellinek, known after 1903 as Emil Jellinek-Mercedes (6 April 1853 – 21 January 1918) was a wealthy European automobile entrepreneur with Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft ('DMG'), responsible in 1900 for commissioning the first 'modern' car, the Mercedes 35hp.
  • Jellinek created the Mercedes trademark in 1902, naming the cars after his daughter; the trademark developed into the term Mercedes-Benz, and is now among the largest car brands in the world.
  • Jellinek lived in Vienna, Austria but later moved to Nice on the French Riviera, where he was the General Consul of Austria-Hungary.

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