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.

Following we present a selection of personalities who influenced the European industrial history.

Ludwig August Riedinger (1809 – 79)

Ludwig August Riedinger achieved distinction in mechanical engineering and played a large part in ...


Henry Roberts (1803 – 76)

Henry Roberts was an English architect whose designs influenced the provision of social housing ...


Hermann Röchling (1872 – 1955)

Hermann Röchling was a German steel manufacturer who, over decades, polarized the German-French ...


Alessandro Rossi (1821 – 98)

Alessandro Rossi was born in Schio, a citizen of the Habsburg Empire, which, until the ...


Seebohm Rowntree (1871 – 1954)

Seebohm Rowntree was one of the most influential figures in social thinking in 20th century Europe. ...


Giovanni Sacchi (1913 – 98)

Giovanni Sacchi was a maker of wooden models whose work had a profound influence on the design of ...


Anghel Saligny (1854 – 1925)

Anghel Saligny was one of the most distinguished civil engineers in Europe in the late nineteenth ...


Sir Titus Salt (1803 – 1876)

Sir Titus Salt was one of the most eminent entrepreneurs in Victorian Britain, and left a lasting ...


Sir Bernhard Samuelson (1820 – 1905)

Bernhard Samuelson promoted the international diffusion of technology in the iron and steel and ...


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WORK it Out – Day of Industrial Culture

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