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.

Abraham Ganz (1815 – 67)

Abraham Ganz founded an engineering company in Budapest that became the largest in Hungary and ...

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Johnann Rudolf Geigy-Merian (1830 – 1917)

Johnann Rudolf Geigy-Merian was a member of the family who established a pharmaceutical company in ...

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Karl Ritter von Ghega (1802 – 60)

Karl Ritter von Ghega was engineer of the Semmeringbahn (the Semmering railway), generally regarded ...

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Philippe de Girard (1775 – 1845)

Philippe de Girard is one of the most outstanding 19th century scientists and inventors. He was born ...

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Alfred George de Glehn (1848 – 1936)

Alfred de Glehn contributed as much as any individual engineer to the development of the steam ...

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Jean-Baptiste Andre Godin (1817 – 88)

Jean-Baptiste Godin was a successful entrepreneur whose name is familiar to every Frenchman as a ...

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Ernö Goldfinger (1902 – 87)

Erno Goldfinger was one of the pioneers of the modern movement in architect. His career spanned ...

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Karl Gölsdorf (1861 – 1916)

Karl Gölsdorf was an outstanding locomotive engineer, and the son of a locomotive engineer, Louis ...

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Eusebi Güell (1846 – 1918)

Eusebi Guell was a Catalan textile entrepreneur, best known as a patron of the architect Antoni ...

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