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 187 biographies of selected personalities who influenced Europe's industrial history.

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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Gottlieb Daimler (1834 – 1900)

Gottlieb Daimler was one of the outstanding pioneers of the motor industry. Born at Schorndorf, ...

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Abiah Darby (1716 – 94)

Abiah Darby (nee Maude, other married name Sinclair) was the wife of Abraham Darby II (1711-63) of ...

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Abraham Darby ()

The Darby dynasty were important figures in the British iron industry for nearly two centuries, and ...

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William Dargan (1799 – 1867)

The civil engineer William Dargon is rightly regarded as the ‘father of Irish railways’. He was born ...

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Adolf Dassler (1900 – 78)

Leisure pursuits, links with sporting stars and the cult of celebrity and powerful brand names are ...

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Zino Davidoff (1906 – 94)

Zino Davidoff established himself as one of Europe’s principal suppliers of cigars, and his name ...

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Rudolf Diesel (1858 – 1913)

In the course of the 20th century the diesel engine became the principal means of propelling ...

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