STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE: BIOGRAPHIES

History is always made by people. This, of course, equally holds true for the age of the Industrial Revolution.
For this reason ERIH does not confine itself to simply presenting inventions and factories, but also inventors and architects of both sexes. We want to tell stories about the Industrial Revolution because it is so near to us. Near, because it has shaped our lives more than any other age in history. Not only that; our memories are still fresh and, for this reason, the stories are so exciting and authentic.
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Following we present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.

Reinhold Burger (1866 – 1954)

Reinhold Burger was born in the glassmaking community at Baruth, south of Berlin, and through his ...

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Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971)

The career of Coco Chanel exemplifies the power of brands in twentieth-century industry and the ...

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Yefim Cherapanow (1774 - 1842) & Miron Yefimvich Cherapanow (1803 – 1849)

Yefim Cherapanov (1774-1842) and his son Miron Yefimovich Cherapanov (1803-49) lived in the ...

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André Citroën (1878 – 1935)

Paris, for many decades in the twentieth century, was one of Europe’s principal motor car ...

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John Cockerill (1790 – 1840)

John Cockerill was the archetype of those British engineers who took the technologies of the ...

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Thomas Cook (1808 – 92)

Thomas Cook was one of several entrepreneurs who in the mid-nineteenth century popularised railway ...

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Thomas Russell Crampton (1816 – 88)

Thomas Russell Crampton is best-known as the designer of a distinctive type of steam locomotive that ...

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Silvio Benigno Crespi (1868 – 1944)

Silvio Benigno Crespi was principally responsible for the building of Crespi d’Adda the most ...

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Johann Baptist Czjzek Edler von Smidaich (1841 – 1925)

Johann Baptist Čžjžek Edler von Smidaich was one of the leading entrepreneurs in the Habsburg Empire ...

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