Emil Jellinek

Emil Jellinek

6/4/1853 - 1/1/1918

Jellinek was consul general of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Nice and one of the first to be interested in automobiles in Austria. Advisor to Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (Untertuerkheim, Germany), he had important influence on the production of new motor vehicles. He proposed the name Mercedes as the brand name of the Daimler cars, after the name of his daughter Mercedes Jellinek.

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