Germany: Inventions                                                 

1400s          

Johannes Gutenberg invented a movable metal type and press that could print multiple copies of a document.

1851             

Hermann von Helmholtz invented the ophthalmoscope used by doctors to examine eyes.

1879             

Birth of Albert Einstein (photo), mathematician and physicist

1881             

Werner von Siemens built the first electric streetcar line in Berlin.

1885             

Gottlieb Daimler pioneers the first gas-engine motorcycle.

1885             

Carl Benz built the first gas-engine automobile.

1892             

Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel-engine.

1895             

Wilhelm Rontgen discovered x-rays.

1900             

Levi Strauss invented blue jeans.

1907            

Tooth paste was invented by Ottomar Heinsius.

1922             

Gummy bears were invented by Hans Riegel.