August Horch
Name: August Horch
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: October 12, 1868
Death Date: Feb 3, 1951 (age 82)
Age: Aged 82
Birth Place: Winningen, Germany
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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August Horch

August Horch was born on October 12, 1868 in Winningen, Germany (82 years old). August Horch is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: Germany. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He first called his company Horch, but changed it to Audi because of a trademark dispute.

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As per our current Database, August Horch died on Feb 3, 1951 (age 82).


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He worked as a blacksmith and as a ship architect.


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Horch was born in Winningen, Rhenish Prussia. His initial trade was as a blacksmith, and then was educated at Hochschule Mittweida (Mittweida Technical College). After receiving a degree in engineering, he worked in shipbuilding. Horch worked for Karl Benz from 1896, before founding A. Horch & Co. in November 1899, in Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany.


The first Horch automobile was built in 1901. The company moved to Reichenbach in 1902 and Zwickau in 1904. Horch left the company in 1909 after a dispute, and set up in competition in Zwickau. His new firm was initially called Horch Automobil-Werke GmbH, but following a legal dispute over the Horch name, he decided to make another automobile company. (The court decided that Horch was a registered trademark on behalf of August Horch's former partners and August Horch was not entitled to use it any more). Consequently, Horch named his new company Audi Automobilwerke GmbH in 1910, Audi being the Latinization of Horch.


Horch left Audi in 1920 and went to Berlin and took various jobs. He published his autobiography, I Built Cars (Ich Baute Autos) in 1937. He also served on the board of Auto Union, the successor to Audi Automobilwerke GmbH. He was an honorary citizen of Zwickau and had a street named for his Audi cars in both Zwickau and his birthplace Winningen. He was made an honorary professor at Braunschweig University of Technology.

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