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 more than 200 biographies of selected personalities who influenced Europe's industrial history.

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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Lieven Bauwens (1769 – 1822)

Lieven Bauwens was an entrepreneur and industrial spy who spread new cotton manufacturing ...

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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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Bernd Becher (1931 - 2007) & Hilla Becher (1934 – 2015)

The photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher (née Wobeser) transformed the ways in which we all view the ...

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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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Melitta Bentz (1873 – 1950)

The Melitta coffee filter still used today takes its name from the German housewife-entrepreneur ...

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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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Louis Bergeron (1929 – 2014)

Louis Bergeron was a distinguished French scholar who did much to establish the value of the study ...

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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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