Full name: Bernard Wilhelm Knubel
Born: November 13, 1872 in MÃ¼nster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: April 14, 1957 in MÃ¼nster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: RSV MÃ¼nster von 1895, MÃ¼nster (GER)
Bernard Knubel initially was a sculptor, but could not continue this profession for health reasons. His brothers John (later also a sculptor) and Anton (later a flight pioneer who crashed in 1915 with his plane and died) were also cycling enthusiasts. Bernard Knubel competed in the 100 km individual road race with an unknown result at the 1896 Athina Olympics. A few years before his death he became deaf.
Bernard later took over the bicycle shop of his brother Anton, and developed it into the best known shop in MÃ¼nster. The Knubelâs business was gradually expanded to motorcycles and later to automobiles. The "Autohaus Knubel" was the first one in MÃ¼nster, and since 1907 became the general representation of Adlerwerke, and was later a representative for Volkswagen for MÃ¼nster and MÃ¼nsterland. The company is still family owned into the 21st century.
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