Here's another "Grant's Tomb" question for which the "right" answer is only popular folklore:
(First name required.)
Now for real glory, name some carbs that preceded his patent.
The carburetor was invented by Karl Benz in 1885 and patented in 1886. It was apparently also invented by the Hungarian engineers János Csonka and Donát Bánki in 1893.[citations needed] Frederick William Lanchester of Birmingham, England experimented early on with the wick carburetor in cars. In 1896 Frederick and his brother built the first petrol driven car in England