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Bertha Benz (née Ringer).
She funded the invention of the first automobile by her fiancé Karl Benz using her dowry. When Bertha and Karl got married, she lost any judicial power - which also meant that she could not own a part in the patent.
Karl Benz thought that his invention did not have a market, but Bertha proved him wrong.
On 5 August 1888 she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance, from Mannheim to Pforzheim, taking the car without telling her husband. The publicity resulting from the trip launched the new invention.
During the trip she solved many mechanical issues (many times on her own, using a garter and a hairpin) and she even invented brake lining. The automobile was perfected even more using her suggestions when she returned home.
Source: wikipedia.

Bertha Benz (née Ringer).

She funded the invention of the first automobile by her fiancé Karl Benz using her dowry. When Bertha and Karl got married, she lost any judicial power - which also meant that she could not own a part in the patent.

Karl Benz thought that his invention did not have a market, but Bertha proved him wrong.

On 5 August 1888 she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance, from Mannheim to Pforzheim, taking the car without telling her husband. The publicity resulting from the trip launched the new invention.

During the trip she solved many mechanical issues (many times on her own, using a garter and a hairpin) and she even invented brake lining. The automobile was perfected even more using her suggestions when she returned home.

Source: wikipedia.

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