Karl Drais Karl Drais Karl Freiherr von Drais (29 April 1785 – 10 December 1851) was a noble German forest official and significant inventor in the Biedermeier period. He was born and died in Karlsruhe. Drais invented the Laufmaschine ("running machine"). This short article about a person or group of people can be made longer. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it. Retrieved from "https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Karl_Drais&oldid=7484964"