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.

Archibald Hood (1823 – 1902)

Archibald Hood was one of the mining engineers who transformed the coal industry in Europe in the ...

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Peter Jebsen (1824 – 92)

Peter Jebsen was born at Broager in the Duchy of Schleswig in present-day Denmark, but after gaining ...

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Alojzy [George] Juhlke (1925)

Alojzy Juhlke was one of many millions of East Europeans whose lives were changed utterly by the ...

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Alexander Keiller (1804 – 74)

Alexander Keiller was born in Dundee, Scotland, to the family who successfully established the ...

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Alfred Krupp (1812 – 87)

The records of the Krupp family in the Rhineland date from 1587, and by the early 19th century their ...

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Paul La Cour (1846 – 1908)

Paul La Cour was a pioneer in the application of wind-power, a sphere in which Denmark has led ...

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Carl Gustaf Patrick de Laval (1845 – 1913)

Laval was a Swedish engineer whose innovations profoundly influenced the growth of the dairy ...

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Reinhard Mannesmann (1856 – 1922)

Reinhard Mannesmann was a member of a family with deep roots in the iron-working traditions of the ...

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Guglielmo Marconi (1874 – 1937)

Marconi was both an inventor and an entrepreneur, the pioneer of radio in Europe. He was born in ...

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