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Single Biographies

History is always made by people. This, of course, equally holds true for the age of the Industrial Revolution.

Following we present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.

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Shami
Ahmed
 (1962)
Many successful entrepreneurs have been migrants into the communities in which they have achieved success,...
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Reinhold Rücker
Angerstein
(1718 - 60)
Reinhold Rücker Angerstein was the most talented of the representatives of the Swedish Ironmasters`...
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Sir Richard
Arkwright
 (1732 - 92)
Sir Richard Arkwright transformed the cotton industry throughout Europe. He was born at Preston, and...
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Sir William George
Armstrong
(1810 - 1900)
William Armstrong was the principal innovator in the use of hydraulic power, which in his lifetime came...
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Paul
Arzens
 (1903 - 90)
Paul Arzens was one of the foremost European industrial designers of the 20th century.

He spent most...
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Laura
Ashley
(1925 - 85)
Laura Ashley (nee Mountney) was one of the most successful British entrepreneurs of the second half of...
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Leo
Baekeland
 (1863 - 1944)
Leo Baekeland was a Belgian chemist whose researches did much to shape the material culture of the mid-20th...
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Samuel
Bamford
(1788 - 1872)
Samuel Bamford’s autobiographical writings provide a detailed and moving account of the way of life...
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Friedrich
Bayer
 (1825 - 80)
Friedrich Bayer was the son of a silk worker, a member of a family established in the textile industry...
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Peter
Behrens
(1868 - 1940)
Peter Behrens was one of the most creative architects of the twentieth century, and designed many industrial...
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Karl Friedrich
Benz
 (1844 - 1929)
Karl Benz designed and built the fist practical motorcar to be powered by an internal combustion. He...
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Annie
Besant
(1847 - 1933)
Annie Besant (nee Wood) led a long, varied and eventful life, and for a few years played a crucial role...
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