Alois Wolfmüller

Alois Wolfmüller (24 April 1864 – 3 October 1948) was a German engineer and inventor.

Hildebrand und Wolfmüller, 1894 in Zweirad-Museum Neckarsulm
German stamp 1983
Commemorative plaque in Landsberg am Lech


Wolfmüller was born in Landsberg am Lech. Together with Heinrich and Wilhelm Hildebrand he developed the Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle.[1][2] Heinrich and Wilhelm Hidebrand were steam-engine engineers before they teamed up with Alois Wolfmüller to produce their internal combustion Motorrad in Munich in 1894.[1]

Wolfmüller was a friend of German pioneer Otto Lilienthal and developed different kind of early flying objects.

He died, aged 84, in Oberstdorf.

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  1. ^ a b Walker, Mick; Guggenheim Museum Staff (2001) [1998], Krens, Thomas; Drutt, Matthew (eds.), The Art of the Motorcycle, Harry N. Abrams, p. 103, ISBN 978-0-8109-6912-4
  2. ^
    • Brown, Roland (2004), History of the Motorcycle: From the first motorized bicycles to the powerful and sophisticated superbikes of today, Bath, England: Parragon, pp. 10–11, 14–15, ISBN 1-4054-3952-1
    • Brown, Roland (2005), The Ultimate History of Fast Motorcycles, Bath, England: Parragon, p. 6–7, ISBN 1-4054-5466-0
    • de Cet, Mirco (2001), The Complete Encyclopedia of Classic Motorcycles: informative text with over 750 color photographs (3rd ed.), Rebo, p. 121, ISBN 90-366-1497-X