Celebrities from Albeck and Langenau
Robert Bosch was born in Albeck on September 23rd, 1861. His father owned the "Zur Krone” inn. In 1869 Robert Bosch’s father sold all his property in Albeck and moved to Ulm with his family.
Later, Robert Bosch opened a “workshop for precision and electrical engineering” in Stuttgart, where he built in 1887 his first low-voltage magneto ignition device. The injection pump for diesel engines that the Bosch company put on the market was a breakthrough for the car industry. Robert Bosch was one of the first to introduce the eight-hour working day and later introduced Saturday afternoons off and a holiday entitlement depending on the length of service. Robert Bosch died in Stuttgart on March 12th, 1942
Gottlob Honold was born in Langenau as the son of a senior teacher in the former school-house in Langenau on August 26th, 1876. After attending primary school and Ulm grammar school, Honold began 1891 an apprenticeship as a precision engineer in the company of Robert Bosch in Stuttgart.
In 1901 Gottlob Honold became chief engineer in the Bosch company and developed the high-voltage magneto that enabled the construction of high-speed and high-capacity engines. By 1914, the company was able to offer a complete electrical car system with the ignition constructed by Honold and a generator developed under his leadership, as well as a special starter. Gottlob Honold died in Stuttgart on March 17th, 1923.
Proof of Foto : Portraits - Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
Building - town archive Langenau