Ernst Fuhrmann, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ernst Fuhrmann

German businessman

Date of Birth: 21-Oct-1918

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 06-Feb-1995

Profession: engineer

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Ernst Fuhrmann

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  • Ernst Fuhrmann (Vienna 21 October 1918, Teufenbach 6 February 1995) was chairman of Porsche AG between 1972 and 1980.
  • He was a German citizen. Fuhrmann attended primary school in Vienna before progressing to a secondary school.
  • Between 1936 and 1941 he attended a technical university.
  • During the war he undertook his military service before returning to civilian life.
  • By 1947 he was working for Porsche, initially at the Gmünd facility in Austria, later moving to Stuttgart.
  • In 1950 he married his wife Elfriede.
  • That same year he received his Doctorate of Mechanical Engineering for a study of valvetrains in high-speed internal combustion engines. In 1952/53 he provided significant input to the development of the Porsche Type 547 engine, which became known as the "Fuhrmann engine".
  • This four-cylinder boxer engine has two overhead camshafts per cylinder bank, driven by bevel gears, and a built-up Hirth-type crankshaft. In 1956 Fuhrmann left Porsche and took over responsibility for development with the car parts company Goetze.
  • In 1962 he was appointed to the board of directors.Fuhrmann returned to Porsche in 1971 as Technical Director.
  • From 1972 to 1980 he served as Chairman of the board at Porsche, which by then had become a joint-stock (German "Aktiengesellschaft" - (AG)) company.
  • In 1977 he was granted an Honorary Professorship by the Vienna University of Technology.He was succeeded at Porsche by German-American Peter W.
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