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today’s birthday: Ferdinand Porsche (1875)

Ferdinand Porsche (1875)

Despite having little formal education in engineering. Porsche showed enormous natural aptitude. After working in the automotive industry for some time, the Austrian formed his own firm and began designing vehicles on commission—one of which resulted in the original Volkswagen Beetle. His success in making Hitler‘s vision for a “people’s car” a reality led to further commissions, and Porsche went on to design various military vehicles for the Germans. How did this affect him after the war? More… Discuss



Definition: (adjective) Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself.
Synonyms: swollen-headedegotisticalvain
Usage: She was a conceited, boastful old thing, and even misfortune could not humble her.