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Born 27 March 1863 – Henry Royce

Henry Royce (1863-1933), a pioneering engineer and co-founder of the legendary Rolls-Royce company, was born on March 27, 1863, in Alwalton, Huntingdonshire, England. Despite limited formal education, Royce’s natural talent for engineering shone through from a young age. He began his career as an apprentice with the Great Northern Railway Company and later established his own firm, which specialises in electrical cranes and automobiles.

It was in 1904 that Royce’s life took a pivotal turn when he met Charles Rolls, a car enthusiast and entrepreneur. Together, they established Rolls-Royce Limited, a company synonymous with luxury and engineering excellence. Their commitment to meticulous craftsmanship and high performance quickly established Rolls-Royce automobiles as the pinnacle of automotive achievement. Henry Royce himself remained actively involved in design and production, insisting on the highest standards. He passed away on April 22, 1933, in West Wittering, Sussex, England, leaving behind a legacy of innovation and a brand that continues to inspire awe and admiration for its exquisite cars and engines.

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