Ferruccio Lamborghini (April 28, 1916 – February 20, 1993) was an Italian industrialist. Born to grape farmer his mechanical know-how led him to enter the business of tractor manufacturing in 1948, when he founded Lamborghini Trattori, which quickly became an important manufacturer of agricultural equipment.
In 1963, he most famously created Automobili Lamborghini, a maker of high-end sports cars in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Lamborghini founded another company, Lamborghini Oleodinamica in 1969. Lamborghini sold off many of his interests by the late 1970s and retired to an estate in Umbria, where he pursued winemaking. The company is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary Audi.