August Horch

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 August Horch (1868-1951)

August Horch was born In Winningen an der Mosel October 12 1868. He attended the University of technology to study engine technology. August Horch died february 3 1951, He was 82 years old.

He worked for Carl Benz for a time, then on November 14 1899 in Cologne Germany, Horch founded August Horch & Cie. The first Horch automobile was built in 1900/1902 in Reichenbach. Through a series of acquisitions and mergers, this later became Auto Union, then Audi.