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Family photo from 1909 (from left to right): Rudolf (15), Heinrich (10), mother Anna, Manfred (13) and father Franz Fikentscher, a businessman from Zwickau

Heinrich Fikentscher was responsible for the company name Audi: for legal reasons August Horch was not allowed to give his second company his own name again. Heinrich, the ten-year-old son of his friend Franz Fikentscher, suggested the Latin translation of "horch" (the German word for "hark!"), namely "audi", as the new company name.

Image No: HI010019
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