“Greatness doesn’t come for free. It comes for a price. Parts of those price is diligence and industrialized.” Have you ever tried resounding that name to see how cool it does sound like. “Ferruccio Lamborghini.” I’m not an Italian but I’d translate that to “Ferocious Lamborghini.” Yes. He was ferocious. Not an evil doer or in the killing spree of a Lion, rather, he was a Ferocious visionary. The man who sees the sun at mid night. He was a great industrialist and a father who loves and cared for his people.”
Full Name: Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini
Date if birth: April 28 1916
Date of Death: February 20 1993 (76)
Place of Birth: Cento , Ferrara , Emilia-Romagna , Italy
Alma mater: Istituto Fratelli Taddia
Occupation: Mechanic; winemaker ; industrialist ; entrepreneur
Title: Cavaliere del Lavoro Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
Religion: Roman Catholic
Children: Patrizia Lamborghini, Antonio Lamborghini
Achievement: Founded the Lamborghini Trattori, Automobili Lamborghini SPA, Lamborghini Engine
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Growing up: (1916-1947)
The whole story began when the famous Italian Viticulturist Antonio and Evelina
Lamborghini who lived in the house number 22 in Renazzo di
Cento , in the Province of Ferrara , in the Emilia-
Romagna region of Northern Italy; gave birth to their famous child Ferruccio.
Growing up, Ferruccio was more attached and fascinated with Farming machineries rather than cultivating. This encouraged him to study as a mechanic at the Fratelli Taddia technical institute near Bologna .
1940 he was drafted into the Italian Royal Air Force , where he served as a mechanic at the Italian garrison on the island of Rhodes (territory of the Kingdom of Italy since 1911, after the Italo-Turkish War ), becoming the supervisor of the vehicle maintenance unit. Lamborghini was taken as prisoner when the island fell to the British at the end of the war in 1945, and was not able to return home until the next year. He married, but his wife died in 1947 while giving birth to his first child, a boy named Antonio.
As a Man and entrepreneur (1947 – 1960)
Shortly after the world war 2, Lamborghini started out with his dream work and ambition of becoming an independent mechanic by opening his very own mechanic garage at Pieve di Cento where In his spare time began modifying an old Fiat Topolino he had purchased, the first of many that he would own over the years. He made use of his mechanical abilities to transform the homely city car into a roaring 750-cc open-top two-seater,
and entered the car in the 1948 Mille Miglia . His participation ended after 700 miles (1,100 km)
when he ran the car into the side of a restaurant in the town of Fiano, in Turin . “Its not funny.” He must’ve said to those trying sympathise with him and praising God that he wasn’t injured. But this little insignificant incident had a very big impact in Lamborghini’s ambition and interest in Car race. (Something which his to be founded automobile company would rest upon.)
Starting out the Businesses (Automobili Lamborghini)
Lamborghini’s increasing wealth allowed him to purchase faster, more expensive cars than the tiny Fiats he had tinkered with during his youth. He owned cars such as Alfa Romeos and Lancias during the early 1950s, and at one
point, had enough cars to use a different one every day of the week, adding a Mercedes-Benz
300SL , a Jaguar E-Type coupé, and two Maserati 3500GTs . Of the latter, Lamborghini said, ” Adolfo Orsi, then the owner of Maserati , was a man I had a lot of respect for: he had started life as a poor boy, like myself. But I did
not like his cars much. They felt heavy and did not really go very fast.” This comment also went on to Ferrari when he purchased the Ferrari 250GT. He didn’t really like this new car much because of it’s interior designs which were made of Spartan lacking plush appointments. Although Lamborghini commended Ferraris to be cool but yet, the perfectionist thought the cars were lacking in some areas like “They are too lousy and rough to handle.” Despite owing several other Ferraris, he still wasn’t totally at the satisfactory point of seeing his favorite.
One of the significant approach that led to the Automibili Lamborghini were the inferior clutches used by the Ferrari cara which he had always needed to repair each time he travels. “Engineers would have to take the cr away to secret for repairig and spend several hours.” This was annoying and time consuming and so the greater dream began.
Ferruccio employed great engineers and then founded his own Automobile company which he sees as the perfect for himself and others. So development started in the 1963 and the company was launched making high quality cars.
The Financial Crisis
During the 1970s, Ferruccio Lamborghini’s companies began to run into financial difficulties. In 1971, Lamborghini Trattori, which exported around half of its production of tractors, ran into trouble when its South African importer cancelled all its orders. In Bolivia, the new military government, which had recently staged a successful coup d’état , cancelled a large order of tractors that was being prepared for shipment in Genoa . Trattori’s unionised employees could not be laid off, putting immense strain on the company. In 1972, Lamborghini sold his entire holding in the
company to rival tractor builder SAME . Then later on, even the Automobile too run into its own financial trouble making Ferruccio taking the biggest and hard decision to sell his company after severing his name on all his products before quitting totally. After departing the automobile manufacturing business, Lamborghini continued his business
activities in other areas, including his heating and air conditioning company, Lamborghini Calor. In 1969, he founded Lamborghini Oleodinamica S.p.A., a manufacturer of hydraulic valves and equipment. In 1974 Lamborghini exited the industrial world and retired to an 740-acre (3.0 km 2 ) estate named “La Fiorita” on the shores of Lake
Trasimeno, in Castiglione del Lago , a town in the Umbria region of central Italy. Returning to his farming roots, Lamborghini delighted in hunting and producing his own wines. Lamborghini even designed his own golf
course, all while continuing to manage several business interests. At 58, Patrizia Lamborghini was born by Ferruccio with his new wife Maria Theresa Cane.
Founded one of the greatest automobiles company in the world.
Using his innovations and knowledge’s, he served his nation with total integrity and total commitment.
He left a great legacy which his generations followed and up till today still serve as inspiration to the universe.
He was honest and incredible.
The incidence (20 february 1993)
On the 5th of February 1993, Ferruccio suffered a great heart attack but was rushed to an hospital to revive him.
15 days later on the 20th, He gave up the ghost. He died at the Silvestrini Hospital in
He was buried buried at the Monumental Cemetery of the Certosa di Bologna