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.

Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker (1801 – 55)

Karl Baedeker and his successors initiated a brand, which 160 years after his death remains ...

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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 ...

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Carl Franz Bally (1821 – 99)

Carl Franz Bally was one of Europe’s leading shoe manufacturers in the 19th century and established ...

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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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Tomáš Bat’a (1876 – 1932)

The fortunes of the company founded by Tomáš Bat’a reflect the political upheavals that beset ...

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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 ...

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Peter Behrens (1868 – 1940)

Peter Behrens was one of the most creative architects of the twentieth century, and designed many ...

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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 ...

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