Biography - A Short Wiki
German automotive engineer who created the Volkswagen Beetle and the early Porsche cars. He also created the first electric hybrid automobile.
He crashed college engineering classes and worked as a mechanic.
During WWII, he helped design and build Germany’s fearsome tanks.
How did Ferdinand Porsche die?
A few weeks later, Porsche suffered a stroke. He did not fully recover, and died on 30 January 1951. In 1996, Porsche was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and in 1999 posthumously won the award of Car Engineer of the Century.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||75 years|
|Birthday||September 3, 1875|
|Death date||January 30, 1951|
|Place of death||Stuttgart, Germany|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself."Ferdinand Porsche
"I came into the world at the same time as the auto, if you will."Ferdinand Porsche
"A formally harmonious product needs no decoration; it should be elevated through pure form."Ferdinand Porsche
"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself."Ferdinand Porsche
"Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained."Ferdinand Porsche