Mercedes celebrates 120 years since named after 11-year-old girl

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Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the introduction of the Mercedes moniker into the Daimler automotive family.

On April 2, 1900, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft decided to call its cars Mercédès, after the daughter of Emil Jellinek, an Austrian businessman.

Jellinek traded in Daimler vehicles and registered them for racing events, where he saw tremendous success, establishing the German automaker’s vehicles as some of the most advanced machines of the era.

The Mercedes name was registered as a trademark on June 23, 1902, and legally protected on...


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